Patents by Inventor Masanobu Ikeda

Masanobu Ikeda 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: 9933646
    Abstract: Detection electrode wirings formed by an ITO film have a high resistance and the detection capability thereof is degraded with the increase of the size and/or resolution. A manufacturing method of a display device includes: (a) arranging liquid crystal between an array substrate and a counter substrate; (b) forming a metal layer and a low-reflection layer on the counter substrate after the step (a); (c) applying an overcoat film onto the metal layer and the low-reflection layer; and (d) curing the overcoat film to form a protection layer. The step (d) cures the overcoat film with light and heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide, Koji Ishizaki, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Hayato Kurasawa, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9927646
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device comprises a display panel, a metal layer, a coat layer, a cover member and an adhesive layer. The display panel comprises a principal surface including a display area in which an image is displayed. The metal layer is provided on the principal surface. The coat layer covers the metal layer and is in contact with the principal surface. The cover member faces the coat layer. The adhesive layer bonds the cover member to the coat layer and continuously covers the principal surface and at least a part of an outer edge of the coat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masanobu Ikeda, Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 9916050
    Abstract: [PROBLEM] To reduce a time constant of an electric circuit including driving electrodes and detecting electrodes in a display provided with an input device, and reduce a temperature variation ratio of the time constant. [SOLVING MEANS] The display 1 includes driving electrodes COML provided along an X axis direction when seen in a plan view, buffer TFT elements Trb serially connected to the driving electrodes COML, and a plurality of detecting electrodes TDL respectively provided to intersect with the driving electrodes COML when seen in a plan view and aligned in the X axis direction. A temperature coefficient of resistance of a sum of an ON resistance of the buffer TFT elements Trb and a resistance of the driving electrodes COML is negative, each of the specific resistances of the plurality of detecting electrodes TDL is not more than 40 ??cm, and each of the temperature coefficients of resistance of the plurality of detecting electrodes TDL is 1×10?3 to 5×10?3K?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 9857617
    Abstract: A first electrode 30 for the touch panel is formed on an outer side of a counter substrate 200, and the protection film 210 is formed over the first electrode 30 to cover it. A defect 211 in the protection film 210 is filled in with another protection film 210 by inkjet coating. The surface of the protection film 210 is rubbed to a rough surface finish. The polarization plate 220 is attached to the rough surface of the protection film 210 via an adhesive material 221. Since the defective region is repaired by the formation of the protection film 210, corrosion of the first electrode (wiring) 30 due to the presence of the adhesive material 221 can be prevented, and since the surface of the second protection film 210 is made rough, a resulting increase in adhering surface area enhances the adhesion for attaching the polarization plate 220.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Masanobu Ikeda, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Yoshihiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170357345
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate opposed to the first substrate; a display functional layer arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate to display an image in a display region; a first electrode layer that is arranged in the display region and includes a plurality of first electrodes for detecting contact or proximity of an external object; a second electrode arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate to be opposed to the first electrodes; a plurality of third electrodes that are arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate and receive a pixel signal; and an insulating layer covering the first electrode layer. In the insulating layer, a relative dielectric constant of a portion superimposed on the first electrodes is different from a relative dielectric constant of a portion not superimposed on the first electrodes at least in the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Masanobu IKEDA, Hayato KURASAWA
  • Publication number: 20170322652
    Abstract: To reduce disturbances in display of images due to static electricity without deteriorating optical properties in a display. The display includes a conductive pattern provided on the upper surface of the substrate, a protection layer provided on the upper surface of the substrate to cover the conductive pattern, and a conductive layer provided on the protection layer. The sheet resistance of the conductive pattern is not more than 8Q/square. A ratio of the total sum of areas of portions of the plurality of sub-pixels that overlap the conductive pattern in a plan view to the total sum of the areas of the plurality of sub-pixels is 1 to 22%. A sheet resistance of the conductive layer is higher than the sheet resistance of the conductive pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide
  • Publication number: 20170322158
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a specimen detection device includes a light source, a filter, a sensor, and a controller. The light source executes a first operation and a second operation. The first operation causes a first light of a first peak wavelength to be incident on a specimen. The second operation causes a second light of a second peak wavelength to be incident on the specimen. The filter attenuates the first and second lights and transmits at least a portion of a third light and at least a portion of a fourth light. The third light is emitted from the specimen. The fourth light is emitted from the specimen. The sensor outputs a first signal and a second signal. The first signal corresponds to the third. The second signal corresponds to the fourth light. The controller calculates a result value by processing the first and second signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masaya TAMAKI, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Hiroki Sugiyama, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9791972
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device includes a display panel, first driver, and second driver. The display panel includes a common electrode, a pixel electrode, a detection electrode, a connection line and lead line. The first driver supplies a common driving signal to the common electrode during a display drive time and supplies a sensor driving signal to the common electrode during a sensing drive time. The second driver detects a sensor output value during the sensing drive time. The lead line and the common electrode are apart from each other with a certain gap at least during the sensing drive time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Ishizaki, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170269417
    Abstract: Detection electrode wirings formed by an ITO film have a high resistance and the detection capability thereof is degraded with the increase of the size and/or resolution. A manufacturing method of a display device includes: (a) arranging liquid crystal between an array substrate and a counter substrate; (b) forming a metal layer and a low-reflection layer on the counter substrate after the step (a); (c) applying an overcoat film onto the metal layer and the low-reflection layer; and (d) curing the overcoat film to form a protection layer. The step (d) cures the overcoat film with light and heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Toshimasa ISHIGAKI, Daisuke SONODA, Tatsuya IDE, Koji ISHIZAKI, Yoshihiro WATANABE, Hayato KURASAWA, Masanobu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 9760211
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device includes a display panel, first driver, and second driver. The display panel includes a common electrode, a pixel electrode, a detection electrode, a connection line and lead line. The first driver supplies a common driving signal to the common electrode during a display drive time and supplies a sensor driving signal to the common electrode during a sensing drive time. The second driver detects a sensor output value during the sensing drive time. The lead line and the common electrode are apart from each other with a certain gap at least during the sensing drive time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Ishizaki, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9746977
    Abstract: To reduce disturbances in display of images due to static electricity without deteriorating optical properties in a display. The display includes a conductive pattern provided on the upper surface of the substrate, a protection layer provided on the upper surface of the substrate to cover the conductive pattern, and a conductive layer provided on the protection layer. The sheet resistance of the conductive pattern is not more than 8?/square. A ratio of the total sum of areas of portions of the plurality of sub-pixels that overlap the conductive pattern in a plan view to the total sum of the areas of the plurality of sub-pixels is 1 to 22%. A sheet resistance of the conductive layer is higher than the sheet resistance of the conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide
  • Patent number: 9733507
    Abstract: Warpage deformation which is caused when substrates having mutually different linear expansion coefficients are bonded to sandwich a display functional layer is suppressed. A display device has a first substrate, a second substrate bonded to the first substrate so as to be opposed to the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer serving as a display functional layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. Also, a first linear expansion coefficient of the first substrate provided in the display device is larger than a second linear expansion coefficient of the second substrate, and a first thickness of the first substrate is larger than a second thickness of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masanobu Ikeda, Takeo Koito, Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 9696575
    Abstract: Detection electrode wirings formed by an ITO film have a high resistance and the detection capability thereof is degraded with the increase of the size and/or resolution. A manufacturing method of a display device includes: (a) arranging liquid crystal between an array substrate and a counter substrate; (b) forming a metal layer and a low-reflection layer on the counter substrate after the step (a); (c) applying an overcoat film onto the metal layer and the low-reflection layer; and (d) curing the overcoat film to form a protection layer. The step (d) cures the overcoat film with light and heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda, Tatsuya Ide, Koji Ishizaki, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Hayato Kurasawa, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170177132
    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: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Koji Noguchi, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20170160853
    Abstract: A display unit with a touch detection function includes: a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged side by side to extend in a direction, each of the touch detection electrodes being formed in a predetermined electrode pattern including electrode portion and opening portion and outputting a detection signal, based on a variation in capacitance due to an external proximity object; and a plurality of display elements formed in a layer different from a layer of the touch detection electrodes, a predetermined number of the display elements being arranged within a width dimension of a region corresponding to each of the touch detection electrodes. The predetermined electrode pattern corresponds to a layout pattern of the display elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Koji Noguchi, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Matsui, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170147120
    Abstract: A display device with a touch detection function including a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged in parallel to extend in one direction, formed with a predetermined electrode pattern including an electrode portion and aperture portions, and each outputting a detection signal based on a change of an electrostatic capacitance in response to an external proximity object, a plurality of display elements formed in a layer different from a layer provided with the touch detection electrodes, and arranged by a predetermined number in a width direction in a region corresponding to the touch detection electrode, and a plurality of dummy electrodes arranged in an inter-detection-electrode region of the plurality of touch detection electrodes. The aperture portions are provided to allow an arrangement area ratio of the touch detection electrode to be almost equal to an arrangement area ratio of the dummy electrodes in the inter-detection-electrode region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9626022
    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: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Koji Noguchi, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9619098
    Abstract: A display unit with a touch detection function includes: a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged side by side to extend in a direction, each of the touch detection electrodes being formed in a predetermined electrode pattern including electrode portion and opening portion and outputting a detection signal, based on a variation in capacitance due to an external proximity object; and a plurality of display elements formed in a layer different from a layer of the touch detection electrodes, a predetermined number of the display elements being arranged within a width dimension of a region corresponding to each of the touch detection electrodes. The predetermined electrode pattern corresponds to a layout pattern of the display elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Koji Noguchi, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Matsui, Masanobu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9606661
    Abstract: A display device with a touch detection function including a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged in parallel to extend in one direction, formed with a predetermined electrode pattern including an electrode portion and aperture portions, and each outputting a detection signal based on a change of an electrostatic capacitance in response to an external proximity object, a plurality of display elements formed in a layer different from a layer provided with the touch detection electrodes, and arranged by a predetermined number in a width direction in a region corresponding to the touch detection electrode, and a plurality of dummy electrodes arranged in an inter-detection-electrode region of the plurality of touch detection electrodes. The aperture portions are provided to allow an arrangement area ratio of the touch detection electrode to be almost equal to an arrangement area ratio of the dummy electrodes in the inter-detection-electrode region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Publication number: 20170031216
    Abstract: A display device including: a plurality of drive electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged side-by-side in a second direction with an inter-electrode slit in between; and a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in matrix in the first and second directions. Each of the drive electrodes has one or more inner-electrode slits, and a center of the pixel electrode is located in the inter-electrode slit or in the inner-electrode slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Eiji Sakai, Masanobu Ikeda, Koji lshizaki