Patents by Inventor Masakazu Mitsugi

Masakazu Mitsugi 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: 20190353974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable attachment and communication system that enable a desired image to be displayed with flexibility and lower power consumption in an article worn or carried by a human. The portable attachment is an article including a display body made of an electrophoretic display, the article being carried or worn by a user. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a portable attachment, etc. Examples of the portable attachment carried by a user are a bag, a wallet, a key holder, etc. Examples of the portable attachment worn by the user are a hair accessory, a tie, a watch, clothing, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Yuki Sugiue, Machiko Takematsu, Masakazu Mitsugi, Hiroshi Saeki
  • Publication number: 20190304153
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for displaying information, a program, and a communication system, which enable the provision of an apparatus making use of a display device excellent in flexibility. An information display apparatus includes a display unit including a time information presenting section for presenting at least time information and a band section to be worn on an arm, and a display control unit for changing a display of the display unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the information display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Hiroshi Saeki, Machiko Takematsu, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Kenji Itoh
  • Patent number: 10395406
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for displaying information, a program, and a communication system, which enable the provision of an apparatus making use of a display device excellent in flexibility. An information display apparatus includes a display unit including a time information presenting section for presenting at least time information and a band section to be worn on an arm, and a display control unit for changing a display of the display unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the information display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Hiroshi Saeki, Machiko Takematsu, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Kenji Itoh
  • Patent number: 10359683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable attachment and communication system that enable a desired image to be displayed with flexibility and lower power consumption in an article worn or carried by a human. The portable attachment is an article including a display body made of an electrophoretic display, the article being carried or worn by a user. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a portable attachment, etc. Examples of the portable attachment carried by a user are a bag, a wallet, a key holder, etc. Examples of the portable attachment worn by the user are a hair accessory, a tie, a watch, clothing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Yuki Sugiue, Machiko Takematsu, Masakazu Mitsugi, Hiroshi Saeki
  • Publication number: 20190088212
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display module which enables the display module capable of improving a design quality of a product to be applied to various types of products. The display module is provided with a flexible sheet-shaped display unit, a switch unit which switches a display pattern of the display unit, and a control unit which controls a display pattern of the display unit on the basis of a switch control signal from the switch unit. The display unit is electrically connected to the control unit, and the control unit is electrically connected to the switch unit by using a wiring cable. The present technology is applicable to, for example, a bag and the like a display pattern of which may be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji ITOH, Yoichi ITO, Masakazu MITSUGI, Seigo YONEDA, Masatomo SHIMOYAMA, Yoshitaka TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9891498
    Abstract: An electrophoretic device includes: a porous layer including a first fibrous structure and a non-electrophoretic particle held in the first fibrous structure; an electrophoretic particle configured to move through a space formed at the porous layer; a second fibrous structure covering the porous layer; and a partition provided from the porous layer to the second fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhito Yasui, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino, Masakazu Mitsugi, Aya Shuto
  • Publication number: 20170243385
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for displaying information, a program, and a communication system, which enable the provision of an apparatus making use of a display device excellent in flexibility. An information display apparatus includes a display unit including a time information presenting section for presenting at least time information and a band section to be worn on an arm, and a display control unit for changing a display of the display unit. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the information display apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Hiroshi Saeki, Machiko Takematsu, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Kenji Itoh
  • Patent number: 9733541
    Abstract: An electrophoresis device including: in an insulating liquid, migrating particles in a charged state; and a porous layer including a fibrous structure and non-migrating particles, the fibrous structure having a potential opposite to that of the migrating particles, and the non-migrating particles held by the fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Aya Shuto, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino, Masakazu Mitsugi
  • Publication number: 20170123243
    Abstract: There is provided a display unit including: a first substrate; a second substrate disposed oppositely to the first substrate; a light-transmission or reflection-controllable display layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a seal layer provided between the first substrate and the display layer, and having a melting temperature of about 120 degrees Celsius or higher and about 250 degrees Celsius or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: MASAKAZU MITSUGI, ATSUHITO YASUI
  • Patent number: 9632386
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to fine particles for image display having excellent properties and displaying images in black. The fine particles for image display are dispersed (suspended) in an electrophoretic dispersion liquid sealed between two opposing substrates and contain porous carbon materials having values of specific surface area determined by the nitrogen BET method of not less than 100 m2/g and pore volume determined by the MP method of not less than 0.1 cm3/g or those having values of specific surface area determined by the nitrogen BET method of not less than 100 m2/g and at least one peak at not more than 10 nm in pore size distribution obtained by the non-localized density functional theory method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiko Takanashi, Yuriko Kaino, Aya Shuto, Ken Kobayashi, Shinichiro Yamada, Seiichiro Tabata, Hironori Iida, Machiko Minatoya, Shun Yamanoi, Masakazu Mitsugi
  • Publication number: 20170045797
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable attachment and communication system that enable a desired image to be displayed with flexibility and lower power consumption in an article worn or carried by a human. The portable attachment is an article including a display body made of an electrophoretic display, the article being carried or worn by a user. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a portable attachment, etc. Examples of the portable attachment carried by a user are a bag, a wallet, a key holder, etc. Examples of the portable attachment worn by the user are a hair accessory, a tie, a watch, clothing, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Yamamoto, Yoichi Ito, Yuki Sugiue, Machiko Takematsu, Masakazu Mitsugi, Hiroshi Saeki
  • Patent number: 9421515
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a porous carbon material that is able to adsorb desired substances efficiently. [Solving Means] A porous carbon material of the present invention uses peat as a raw material, and has a total of volumes of fine pores having a diameter of from 1×10?8 m to 2×10?7 m, obtained by non-localized density functional theory method, of 0.5 cm3/g or more, or has a volume of fine pores obtained by BHJ method of 0.5 cm3/g or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshizaki, Hironori Iida, Takashi Obikawa, Shinichiro Yamada, Seiichiro Tabata, Kazuma Usami, Masakazu Mitsugi, Hirotsugu Ishihara, Shun Yamanoi, Machiko Minatoya
  • Publication number: 20160139479
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a first particle and a porous layer. The first particle is contained in each of a plurality of cells. The porous layer is provided in the cells, and is partitioned into portions corresponding to the respective cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: NORIYUKI HIRAI, MASAKAZU MITSUGI, ISAO TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160091771
    Abstract: An electrophoretic device includes: a porous layer including a first fibrous structure and a non-electrophoretic particle held in the first fibrous structure; an electrophoretic particle configured to move through a space formed at the porous layer; a second fibrous structure covering the porous layer; and a partition provided from the porous layer to the second fibrous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Atsuhito Yasui, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino, Masakazu Mitsugi, Aya Shuto
  • Patent number: 9201284
    Abstract: An electrophoretic device includes: a porous layer including a first fibrous structure and a non-electrophoretic particle held in the first fibrous structure; an electrophoretic particle configured to move through a space formed at the porous layer; a second fibrous structure covering the porous layer; and a partition provided from the porous layer to the second fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhito Yasui, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino, Masakazu Mitsugi, Aya Shuto
  • Publication number: 20150293425
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display apparatus that includes a first layer (30A) and a second layer (30B) disposed adjacent one another. The index of refraction of the second layer (30B) may be different from the index of refraction of the first layer (30A). The apparatus further includes a plurality of electrophoretic particles (20) associated with at least one of the first layer (30A) and the second layer (30B). The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing a display apparatus, including positioning a first layer (30A) adjacent to a second layer (30B). A plurality of electrophoretic particles (20) is positioned within at least one of the first layer (30A) and the second layer (30B). The display apparatus is operated by applying an electric field to cause movement of a plurality of electrophoretic particles (20) through the first layer (30A) toward the second layer (30B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuriko Kaino, Ken Kobayashi, Aya Shuto, Hidehiko Takanashi, Masakazu Mitsugi, Atsuhito Yasui
  • Publication number: 20150227017
    Abstract: An electrophoresis device including: in an insulating liquid, migrating particles in a charged state; and a porous layer including a fibrous structure and non-migrating particles, the fibrous structure having a potential opposite to that of the migrating particles, and the non-migrating particles held by the fibrous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Aya Shuto, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino, Masakazu Mitsugi
  • Publication number: 20150124312
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a display layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate and allowed to control light transmission or light reflection; and a seal layer including an additive and provided between the first substrate and the display layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Atsuhito Yasui, Hidehiko Takanashi, Ken Kobayashi, Yuriko Kaino, Aya Shuto, Satoko Asaoka, Yasuyuki Kudo, Ryo Kasegawa
  • Patent number: D794012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Yoichi Ito, Masaaki Yamamoto, Machiko Takematsu, Hiroshi Saeki
  • Patent number: D810739
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Yuki Sugiue, Yoichi Ito, Masaaki Yamamoto, Michiko Takematsu, Hiroshi Saeki