Patents by Inventor Masaki Nishikawa

Masaki Nishikawa 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: 20160187722
    Abstract: In an FFS liquid crystal display device, viewing angle characteristics are further improved. In an FFS liquid crystal display device, the alignment axis of a first alignment film of a first substrate and the alignment axis of a second alignment film of a second substrate are directed in the same direction. At least two of an upper polarizer, a lower polarizer, or a retardation plate 160 satisfy conditions below. (1) The absorption axis of the upper polarizer forms an angle of one to 45 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis. (2) The absorption axis of the lower polarizer forms an angle of 91 to 135 degrees inclusive or forms an angle of 45 to 89 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis. (3) The extension axis of the retardation plate 160 forms an angle of one to 45 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Masaki NISHIKAWA, Tetsuya OOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20160154285
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device having an alignment layer stopper which is formed external to a display area to suppress the generation of an electric field between signal lines and the alignment layer stopper, wherein the alignment layer stopper includes a second conductive layer SP formed above the first substrate when the alignment layer stopper is formed by coating and a first conductive layer SH formed below the second conductive layer SP through an insulating film and arranged in such a manner that its marginal parts in the longitudinal direction of the second conductive layer SP are exposed when viewed from the plane direction from the second conductive layer SP, and the first conductive layer SH is formed in a thin film layer between signal lines arranged in the side parts of the display area and the second conductive layer SP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Takahiro OCHIAI, Masaki NISHIKAWA, Motoharu MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9291840
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device having an alignment layer stopper which is formed external to a display area to suppress the generation of an electric field between signal lines and the alignment layer stopper, wherein the alignment layer stopper includes a second conductive layer SP formed above the first substrate when the alignment layer stopper is formed by coating and a first conductive layer SH formed below the second conductive layer SP through an insulating film and arranged in such a manner that its marginal parts in the longitudinal direction of the second conductive layer SP are exposed when viewed from the plane direction from the second conductive layer SP, and the first conductive layer SH is formed in a thin film layer between signal lines arranged in the side parts of the display area and the second conductive layer SP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Masaki Nishikawa, Motoharu Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20150235809
    Abstract: Provided is a plasma processing apparatus in which an external circuit is electrically connected, via a line, to a predetermined electric member within a processing container thereof, and noises of first and second high frequency waves are attenuated or blocked by a filter provided on the line when the noises enter the line from the electric member toward the external circuit. The filter includes: an air core coil provided at a first stage when viewed from the electric member side; a toroidal coil connected in series with the air core coil; an electroconductive casing configured to accommodate or enclose the air core coil and the toroidal coil; a first condenser electrically connected between a connection point between the air core coil and the toroidal coil and the casing; and a second condenser connected between a terminal of the toroidal coil at the external circuit side and the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiki Ito, Masaki Nishikawa, Naohiko Okunishi, Junichi Shimada, Ken Koyanagi
  • Publication number: 20150192813
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device having an alignment layer stopper which is formed external to a display area to suppress the generation of an electric field between signal lines and the alignment layer stopper, wherein the alignment layer stopper includes a second conductive layer SP formed above the first substrate when the alignment layer stopper is formed by coating and a first conductive layer SH formed below the second conductive layer SP through an insulating film and arranged in such a manner that its marginal parts in the longitudinal direction of the second conductive layer SP are exposed when viewed from the plane direction from the second conductive layer SP, and the first conductive layer SH is formed in a thin film layer between signal lines arranged in the side parts of the display area and the second conductive layer SP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiro OCHIAI, Masaki NISHIKAWA, Motoharu MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9019460
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device having an alignment layer stopper which is formed external to a display area to suppress the generation of an electric field between signal lines and the alignment layer stopper, wherein the alignment layer stopper includes a second conductive layer SP formed above the first substrate when the alignment layer stopper is formed by coating and a first conductive layer SH formed below the second conductive layer SP through an insulating film and arranged in such a manner that its marginal parts in the longitudinal direction of the second conductive layer SP are exposed when viewed from the plane direction from the second conductive layer SP, and the first conductive layer SH is formed in a thin film layer between signal lines arranged in the side parts of the display area and the second conductive layer SP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Masaki Nishikawa, Motoharu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8947416
    Abstract: There is provided a display device that suppresses an electrostatic discharge failure in a manufacturing stage, and improves a yield. A substrate provided in the display device includes: a display unit in which a plurality of pixel circuits, and a common electrode are formed; N (integer satisfying N?3) gate signal lines extending in the display unit; a gate driver circuit in which N shift register circuits connected to the respective gate signal lines to supply a gate signal are arranged outside of the display unit side by side; a common voltage main line arranged further outside of the gate driver circuit with respect to the display unit; and M common voltage sub-lines extending in M (1?M<N?1) spacings among (N?1) spacings between the respective N shift register circuits which are arranged side by side, from the common voltage main lines to the common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Mitsuru Goto, Youzou Nakayasu, Masaki Nishikawa, Motoharu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8755410
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A generation unit generates a multiplexed video frame having a predetermined screen size. A dividing unit divides input audio data into audio data items each having samples for one frame period of the multiplexed video frame. A multiplexing unit multiplexes audio data items obtained by dividing each stream of input audio data and number-of-samples information representing the number of samples thereof. A processing unit processes audio data items multiplexed in a multiplexed video frame input from an input video port, and outputs from an output video port thereof a multiplexed video frame in which the resulting audio data items and the number-of-samples information thereof are multiplexed. An extraction unit extracts the audio data items multiplexed in the multiplexed video frame output from the processing unit in accordance with the number-of-samples information. A transmission unit outputs the extracted audio data items to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Todo, Motomu Ueta, Jun Onuki, Masaki Nishikawa, Masafumi Kurashige, Junichi Ogikubo
  • Publication number: 20140146056
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a graphics processing unit, a first computer that controls the graphics processing unit, an intermediate image storage unit that stores image data generated by the graphics processing unit, an image input unit that inputs a plurality of image data, an image switching unit that outputs a plurality of any image data among the plurality of image data input to the image input unit, an image combining unit that combines image data using the image data output from the image switching unit and the image data stored in the intermediate image storage unit, an image output unit that outputs the image data combined by the image combing unit, a second computer that controls the image switching unit and the image combining unit, and a connecting unit that connects the first computer and the second computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sensaburo NAKAMURA, Tetsuro Nakata, Toru IWama, Tomohisa Shiga, Masaki Nishikawa, Katsuakira Moriwake
  • Patent number: 8503490
    Abstract: A communication device includes a transmission amplifier supplied with a binary transmission signal is capable of choosing between amplifying the transmission signal and entering a high-impedance state at an output. An antenna is supplied with a transmission signal output from the transmission amplifier. A comparator compares a signal received by the antenna with threshold values to obtain a reception signal, which is supplied to a processing unit. A capacitor is connected between the transmission amplifier and the antenna or between the antenna and the comparator. A control unit allows the transmission amplifier to be in the high-impedance state for a period during which the processing unit receives a reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Todo, Motomu Ueta, Jun Onuki, Masaki Nishikawa, Masafumi Kurashige, Junichi Ogikubo
  • Patent number: 8383409
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods for the propagation or cultivation of cells including preparing a cell culture substrate, wherein the cell culture substrate includes a substrate and a layer formed by surface modification. The layer includes a polymer containing an amino group. The polymer is produced by reacting a polymer represented by formula (II): with a polymer having at least one amino group, —NH2, capable of forming a Schiff base in a monomer of formula (II), thereby forming a polymer layer constituting the layer formed by surface modification. “n” in Formula (II) is 0 or a positive integer, and m is a positive integer. n and m represent the degree of polymerization. Formula (II) is formed by chemical vapor deposition of formyl[2.2]paracyclophane. The methods further include providing cells in a medium; inoculating the cells onto the cell culture substrate; and culturing the cells, wherein the cells adhere to the cell culture substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Kisco Ltd., Daisan Kasei Co., Ltd., The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Shin Ohya, Takashi Inoue, Takatoki Yamamoto, Teruo Fujii, Yasuyuki Sakai, Masaki Nishikawa, Hitomi Sakai, Hirosuke Naruto
  • Patent number: 8345802
    Abstract: A receiver for a digital modulated signal which receives a multi-carrier modulated signal and demodulates a receiving signal by converting it from a time region into a frequency region by Fourier transform is provided. The receiver comprises a Fourier transformer which performs Fourier transform of the receiving signal and an interference removing circuit which reduces an inter-symbol interference or an inter-carrier interference of the receiving signal. The removing circuit is disposed in a front stage of the Fourier transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masaki Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110173654
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A generation unit generates a multiplexed video frame having a predetermined screen size, and inserts first information regarding a configuration of the multiplexed video frame into the multiplexed video frame. A first multiplexing unit arranges one frame of input video data in the multiplexed video frame, multiplexes data of the frame so as to be transmitted as data of the multiplexed video frame corresponding to an arrangement position, and inserts second information regarding the arrangement position and third information regarding a format of the video data into a multiplexed video frame obtained after multiplexing. A processing unit extracts the data of the frame multiplexed in the multiplexed video frame obtained after multiplexing, which is input from an input video port, in accordance with the first information, the second information, and the third information, and performs processing on the extracted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Shin TODO, Motomu Ueta, Jun Onuki, Masaki Nishikawa, Masafumi Kurashige, Junichi Ogikubo
  • Publication number: 20110170003
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A generation unit generates a multiplexed video frame having a predetermined screen size. A dividing unit divides input audio data into audio data items each having samples for one frame period of the multiplexed video frame. A multiplexing unit multiplexes audio data items obtained by dividing each stream of input audio data and number-of-samples information representing the number of samples thereof. A processing unit processes audio data items multiplexed in a multiplexed video frame input from an input video port, and outputs from an output video port thereof a multiplexed video frame in which the resulting audio data items and the number-of-samples information thereof are multiplexed. An extraction unit extracts the audio data items multiplexed in the multiplexed video frame output from the processing unit in accordance with the number-of-samples information. A transmission unit outputs the extracted audio data items to outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: SHIN TODO, MOTOMU UETA, JUN ONUKI, MASAKI NISHIKAWA, MASAFUMI KURASHIGE, JUNICHI OGIKUBO
  • Publication number: 20110136234
    Abstract: A cell culture substrate which is durable and which can be readily produced in commercial scale at a low cost, and its production method are provided. The cell culture substrate comprises a substrate and a layer formed by surface modification, which comprises a polymer containing amino group produced by reacting a polymer represented by the following formula (II): (wherein n is 0 or a positive integer, and m is a positive integer, the n and m representing degree of polymerization) formed by chemical vapor deposition of formyl[2.2]paracyclophane represented by the following formula (I): (wherein k is 0 or 1) with a polymer having at least one amino group (—NH2) capable of forming Schiff base in its monomer. The production method of the cell culture substrate comprises the step of synthesizing such polymer on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Shin OHYA, Takashi Inoue, Takatoki Yamamoto, Teruo Fujii, Yasuyuki Sakai, Masaki Nishikawa, Hitomi Sakai, Hirosuke Naruto
  • Patent number: 7903202
    Abstract: To provide a liquid crystal display device that includes a cold cathode fluorescent lamp that controls a drop in the luminous efficacy of a fluorescent substance layer in a large electrical current region. Uneven portions UNE are formed in a surface of a fluorescent substance film FLU that is formed on an inner wall surface of a glass tube VAL that configures a cold cathode fluorescent lamp CCFL, whereby the surface area of the film surface can be increased and a drop in the fluorescent substance luminous efficacy in a large current region can be controlled, so the effect of improving the luminance of a display screen over a long period of time is obtained as a backlight of a liquid crystal display panel LCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Hitachi Display Devices, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishikawa, Yuko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7779659
    Abstract: A door handle device is provided with: a handle member 10; a handle frame member 20 swingably supporting the handle member 10, the handle frame member being fixed to a door 50; and a key cylinder cover 49 integrated with a key cylinder device 30 capable of locking the door 50. The handle member 10 has a swing center axis O about which the handle member 10 swings relative to the handle frame member 20. On the slide center axis O, an engagement pin 14 is interposed between the handle member 10 and the key cylinder cover 49.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsurou Tanimoto, Masaki Nishikawa, Yoshimasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7598469
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle device includes: an electric part which is received within an internal space formed within a door handle so as to form a gap between the electric part and an inner surface of the door handle; and an elastic member which is fixed to the electric part, and is pressed against the inner surface of the door handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsurou Tanimoto, Kouichi Nagata, Masaki Nishikawa, Noriyasu Onishi, Osamu Kondo, Hajime Emura
  • Patent number: 7592942
    Abstract: An A/D conversion processing circuit includes: a switch sequentially switching over multiple inputs to select each thereof according to input bandwidth of the multiple inputs or fixedly selecting a single input; an A/D converter obtaining a digital signal through sampling on a switch output with a sampling frequency according to a necessary signal bandwidth; an interpolation section performing on each signal from a separation section which separates signals included in an A/D converter output, an interpolation processing according to a sampling timing deviation in the A/D converter, to obtain a signal where the multiple inputs are digitally converted at the same sampling timing; and an output section outputting as-is an output of the A/D converter if a signal of the single input is inputted to the A/D converter from the switch, thereby allowing commonly using a single A/D converter for multiple inputs, restraining increased circuit scale and power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Susumu Komatsu, Masaki Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20090135340
    Abstract: To provide a liquid crystal display device that includes a cold cathode fluorescent lamp that controls a drop in the luminous efficacy of a fluorescent substance layer in a large electrical current region. Uneven portions UNE are formed in a surface of a fluorescent substance film FLU that is formed on an inner wall surface of a glass tube VAL that configures a cold cathode fluorescent lamp CCFL, whereby the surface area of the film surface can be increased and a drop in the fluorescent substance luminous efficacy in a large current region can be controlled, so the effect of improving the luminance of a display screen over a long period of time is obtained as a backlight of a liquid crystal display panel LCD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Masaki NISHIKAWA, Yuko Matsumoto