Patents by Inventor Masaki Hirata

Masaki Hirata 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: 10886335
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including an upper electrode; a lower electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode; and a first organic semiconductor material including an indolocarbazole derivative and disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode. Further, there is provided an electronic apparatus including an imaging device that includes an upper electrode; a lower electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode; and a first organic semiconductor material including an indolocarbazole derivative and disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Ujiie, Masakazu Muroyama, Masashi Bando, Masaki Murata, Hideyuki Kumita, Sachiko Sakaigawa, Shintarou Hirata, Yuya Kumagai, Yu Kato
  • Publication number: 20200387019
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes: a source metal layer including a plurality of source bus lines; a lower insulating layer covering the source metal layer; a oxide semiconductor TFT including an oxide semiconductor layer provided on the lower insulating layer; an inter-layer insulating layer covering the oxide semiconductor TFT; a pixel electrode provided on the inter-layer insulating layer; a common electrode including a plurality of sub common electrodes each of which is capable of functioning as a touch sensor electrode; a gate metal layer including a plurality of gate bus lines and a gate electrode; a drain metal layer including the drain electrode; and a plurality of touch sensor lines included in the drain metal layer and each electrically connected to any one of the sub common electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Masaki MAEDA, Tohru DAITOH, Hajime IMAI, Yoshihito HARA, Hideki KITAGAWA, Tatsuya KAWASAKI, Teruyuki UEDA, Yoshiharu HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20200381463
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to reduce the number of necessary masks to reduce manufacturing cost. A method of manufacturing a display device includes: forming electrodes or first lines; forming a first insulating film covering the electrodes or the first lines; forming a second insulating film covering the first insulating film; collectively forming first contact holes through the first insulating film and the second insulating film so as to expose parts of the electrodes or parts of the first lines; planarizing a surface of the second insulating film; and forming a first conductive layer to be connected from the surface of the second insulating film to the exposed parts of the electrodes or the exposed parts of the first lines via the first contact holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: TATSUYA KAWASAKI, TOHRU DAITOH, HAJIME IMAI, HIDEKI KITAGAWA, YOSHIHITO HARA, MASAKI MAEDA, YOSHIHARU HIRATA, TERUYUKI UEDA
  • Publication number: 20200371401
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes: a substrate; lower bus lines and upper bus lines; a lower insulating layer positioned between the lower bus lines and the upper bus lines; an oxide semiconductor TFT that are disposed in each pixel region and have an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the lower insulating layer; pixel electrodes disposed in each pixel region; and wiring connection units arranged in a non-display region. Each wiring connection unit includes: a lower conductive layer formed using the same conductive film as the lower bus lines; an insulating layer that extends on the lower conductive layer and includes the lower insulating layer. The lower bus lines and the lower conductive layer have a first laminated structure including a metal layer and a transparent conductive layer that covers an upper surface and a side surface of the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEKI KITAGAWA, YOSHIHITO HARA, MASAKI MAEDA, YOSHIHARU HIRATA, TATSUYA KAWASAKI, TERUYUKI UEDA, HAJIME IMAI, TOHRU DAITOH
  • Publication number: 20200295074
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensor and an electronic apparatus that suppress a decrease in light collection efficiency and degradation in oblique light resistance and enable a reduction in the height of a solid-state image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEAKI MOGI, YOHEI HIROSE, SHINTAROU HIRATA, YUYA KUMAGAI, TETSUJI YAMAGUCHI, MASAKI MURATA, YASUHARU UJIIE
  • Publication number: 20200272299
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an operation display device, a hardware key input device, a placement detector, and processing circuitry. The operation display device includes a touch panel. The hardware key input device is configured to be placed on the operation display device. The hardware key input device includes a key top having a high dielectric constant for pressing the touch panel. The placement detector is configured to detect placement of the hardware key input device on the operation display device. The processing circuitry is configured to cause a display on the touch panel to transition to a mode enabling a pressing operation using the hardware key input device when the placement detector detects the placement of the hardware key input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masaaki Kawamura, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Norihisa Matsuda, Fumitoshi Nishina, Masaki Tsugawa, Kengo Tanaka, Tetsuya Hirata
  • Patent number: 10756116
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes a gate metal layer including a plurality of gate bus lines, and a thin film transistor arranged in each pixel region, wherein: the thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer arranged on the gate electrode with a gate insulating layer interposed therebetween, wherein the gate electrode is formed in the gate metal layer and is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of gate bus lines, the gate metal layer has a layered structure including a copper alloy layer and a copper layer arranged on the copper alloy layer, wherein the copper alloy layer is of a copper alloy including Cu and at least one additive metal element, wherein the additive metal element includes Al, and an Al content of the copper alloy is 2 at % or more and 8 at % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruyuki Ueda, Yoshihito Hara, Tohru Daitoh, Hajime Imai, Hideki Kitagawa, Masaki Maeda, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Yoshiharu Hirata, Tetsuo Kikuchi, Toshikatsu Itoh
  • Patent number: 10692913
    Abstract: In an image pickup element or a photoelectric conversion element, at least an anode 21, a carrier blocking layer 22, an organic photoelectric conversion layer 23, and a cathode 25 are laminated in order, and the carrier blocking layer 22 includes a material having the following structural formula (1), and part of an organic semiconductor material constituting the organic photoelectric conversion layer 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Murata, Yasuharu Ujiie, Shintarou Hirata, Yuya Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20200119100
    Abstract: An image pickup element is constituted by laminating at least a first electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode in order, and the organic photoelectric conversion layer includes a first organic semiconductor material having the following structural formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki MURATA, Hideaki MOGI, Shintarou HIRATA, Iwao YAGI, Yasuharu UJIIE, Masashi BANDO, Raku SHIRASAWA, Hajime KOBAYASHI, Mitsunori NAKAMOTO, Yuichi TOKITA
  • Patent number: 10608049
    Abstract: An image pickup element is constituted by laminating at least a first electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode in order, and the organic photoelectric conversion layer includes a first organic semiconductor material having the following structural formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Murata, Hideaki Mogi, Shintarou Hirata, Iwao Yagi, Yasuharu Ujiie, Masashi Bando, Raku Shirasawa, Hajime Kobayashi, Mitsunori Nakamoto, Yuichi Tokita
  • Publication number: 20200086910
    Abstract: A steering device includes: an offset correction value storing section to store an offset correction value including a first offset correction value and a second offset correction value, the first offset value being a current value for correcting the first sensed current signal so that a value of a vibration of the electric motor is equal to or smaller than a first predetermined value when the motor rotation speed signal is a first rotation speed, and the second offset value being a current value for correcting the first sensed current signal so that the value of the vibration of the electric motor is equal to or smaller than a second predetermined value when the motor rotation speed signal is a second rotation speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi HIRATA, Kazuya YAMANO, Tatsuro SUZUKI, Masaki KASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200073155
    Abstract: An electronic component board includes a conductive film, an insulating film, and a transparent electrode film. The insulating film is disposed in a layer upper than the conductive film to cover a side surface and an upper surface of the conductive film. The transparent electrode film is disposed in a layer upper than the insulating film. The transparent electrode film includes an electrode portion and a covering portion. The electrode portion includes an electrode. The electrode portion is electrically connected to the conductive film. The covering portion is separated from the electrode portion and electrically insulated from the conductive film and the electrode portion to overlap the conductive film and the insulating film that covers the conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki KITAGAWA, Yoshihito HARA, Masaki MAEDA, Tatsuya KAWASAKI, Yoshiharu HIRATA, Hajime IMAI, Tohru DAITOH
  • Patent number: 10566548
    Abstract: An image sensor includes at least a first electrode, a second electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and a carrier blocking layer. The carrier blocking layer is formed of a material having the following structural formula (1), and has a thickness of from 5×10?9 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Ujiie, Masaki Murata, Yuya Kumagai, Hideaki Mogi, Shintarou Hirata
  • Publication number: 20200046127
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved massage chairs. The massage chairs can include arms that are configured to transition between a closed position and an open position to assist individuals with entering or exiting the massage chairs. The massage chairs can also be configured to transition between an upright position and a reclined position. A locking mechanism can secure the arms of the massage chairs in the closed position when the massage chairs are in the reclined position or when the massage chairs are transitioning from the upright position to the reclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Clifton Lee Levin, Kiyoyuki Okuyama, Yoichi Hirata, Kazuhide Maeda, Masaki Kagano
  • Patent number: 10534199
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a functional sheet, comprising a polarizing or photochromic functional layer and protective layers provided on both surfaces of the functional layer can be provided. The protective layers include an aromatic polycarbonate resin sheet or film. At least one of the protective layers is a co-extruded sheet or film including an aromatic polycarbonate resin layer and an acrylic-based resin layer provided on one surface or both surfaces of the aromatic polycarbonate resin layer. At least one surface of the functional sheet is of the acrylic-based resin layer. Also according to the present invention, a lens using such a functional sheet can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ohkubo, Hideaki Kimura, Masukazu Hirata, Masaki Yagoura
  • Publication number: 20190296056
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes a source metal layer including a plurality of source bus lines and a gate metal layer including a plurality of gate bus lines, and a thin film transistor arranged in each pixel region, wherein: the thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor layer arranged on the gate electrode with a gate insulating layer interposed therebetween, and a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the gate electrode is formed in the gate metal layer and is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of gate bus lines, the gate metal layer has a layered structure including a copper alloy layer and a copper layer arranged on the copper alloy layer, wherein the copper alloy layer is of a copper alloy including Cu and at least one additive metal element, wherein the additive metal element includes Al, and an Al content of the copper alloy is 2 at % or more and 8 at % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: TERUYUKI UEDA, YOSHIHITO HARA, TOHRU DAITOH, HAJIME IMAI, HIDEKI KITAGAWA, MASAKI MAEDA, TATSUYA KAWASAKI, YOSHIHARU HIRATA, TETSUO KIKUCHI, TOSHIKATSU ITOH
  • Publication number: 20190288040
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including an upper electrode; a lower electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode; and a first organic semiconductor material including an indolocarbazole derivative and disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode. Further, there is provided an electronic apparatus including an imaging device that includes an upper electrode; a lower electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode; and a first organic semiconductor material including an indolocarbazole derivative and disposed between the upper electrode and the lower electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuharu UJIIE, Masakazu MUROYAMA, Masashi BANDO, Masaki MURATA, Hideyuki KUMITA, Sachiko SAKAIGAWA, Shintarou HIRATA, Yuya KUMAGAI, Yu KATO
  • Publication number: 20190137749
    Abstract: An observation device includes: an illumination optical system that irradiates illumination light onto a sample, an objective optical system that has a phase modulation region and a light blocking region and that acquires an image of the illumination light transmitted through the sample, and an autofocus mechanism. The objective optical system selectively outputs the illumination light from a first output region disposed at a position where the illumination light is to be projected onto the phase modulation region and a second output region disposed at a position where a portion of the illumination light is to be projected onto the light blocking region. The autofocus mechanism causes the objective optical system to acquire an image of the illumination light while causing the illumination light to be output from the second output region, and detects the focus position of the objective optical system based on the contrast of the acquired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi HIRATA, Masaki HIGURASHI
  • Patent number: D894443
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamami Sato, Masaki Hirata, Yasunori Kawano
  • Patent number: D894444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamami Sato, Masaki Hirata, Shinichi Harada