Patents by Inventor Minoru Shibazaki

Minoru Shibazaki 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: 20200073156
    Abstract: A display device includes a switching panel. The switching panel includes a first polarizer, a second polarizer, a first substrate, a second substrate, and a display medium layer. The first polarizer includes a first absorption axis. The second polarizer is disposed opposite to the first polarizer. The second polarizer includes a second absorption axis parallel to the first absorption axis. The first substrate is disposed between the first polarizer and the second polarizer. The first substrate includes a first alignment layer having a first alignment direction. The second substrate is disposed between the first polarizer and the second polarizer. The second substrate includes a second alignment layer having a second alignment direction. The second alignment direction is parallel or anti-parallel to the first alignment direction. The display medium layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Minoru SHIBAZAKI, Kazuto JITSUI, Satoru TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20190171050
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including: a sensing component; a polarization film disposed on the sensing component; and a quarter-wave plate disposed between the sensing component and the polarization film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jian-Cheng CHEN, Hao-Yu LIOU, Ayumu MORI, Kazuto JITSUI, Chung-Kuang WEI, Chin-Lung TING, Keiko EDO, Minoru SHIBAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10288955
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a substrate having pixel regions and a counter substrate opposed thereto. Gate lines and data lines intersect to define the pixel regions. A first common electrode overlaps the data lines and is disposed on a first insulating layer that is disposed on the substrate and the data lines. A second insulating layer is disposed between the first common electrode and a pixel electrode pattern that is disposed on the first insulating layer and insulated from the first common electrode. A second common electrode is disposed on one of the data lines and electrically connected to the first common electrode. A projection of the second common electrode on the substrate overlaps a projection of the one of the data lines on the substrate. A spacer is disposed on the substrate and is overlapped with the one of the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Publication number: 20180335674
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a substrate having pixel regions and a counter substrate opposed thereto. Gate lines and data lines intersect to define the pixel regions. A first common electrode overlaps the data lines and is disposed on a first insulating layer that is disposed on the substrate and the data lines. A second insulating layer is disposed between the first common electrode and a pixel electrode pattern that is disposed on the first insulating layer and insulated from the first common electrode. A second common electrode is disposed on one of the data lines and electrically connected to the first common electrode. A projection of the second common electrode on the substrate overlaps a projection of the one of the data lines on the substrate. A spacer is disposed on the substrate and is overlapped with the one of the data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicants: INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru SHIBAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10088714
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a substrate having pixel regions and a counter substrate opposed thereto. One of the pixel regions is defined by a pair of gate lines extending in a first direction and a pair of data lines extending in a second direction. A first insulating layer is disposed on the substrate corresponding to the pixel region. A first common electrode is continuously disposed on the first insulating layer and overlaps the data lines. A pixel electrode pattern is disposed above the first common electrode. A second insulating layer is interposed between the first common electrode and the pixel electrode pattern. A second common electrode is disposed above one of the data lines and electrically connected to the first common electrode. A projection of the second common electrode on the substrate overlaps a projection of the one of the data lines on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 9831276
    Abstract: A display panel is disclosed, which comprises a first substrate including: a base substrate; a semiconductor layer; a first insulating layer; a first scan line and a second scan line extended along a first direction respectively and portions of the first scan line and the second scan line overlapping with the semiconductor layer; a second insulating layer; a data line extended along a second direction and electrically connecting to the semiconductor layer through a first contact via, wherein the second direction is different from the first direction; and a first metal pad and a second metal pad electrically connecting to the semiconductor layer through two second contact vias respectively; wherein the first contact via and the two second contact vias are disposed between the first scan line and the second scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Tsung Liu, Te-Yu Lee, Chien-Ta Huang, Minoru Shibazaki
  • Publication number: 20160209694
    Abstract: A transflective liquid crystal display having a transmissive region and a reflective region and including a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a transmissive electrode, a reflective electrode, and a passivation layer is provided. The first substrate includes a thin film transistor element. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The transmissive electrode and the reflective electrode are disposed on the first substrate, wherein the reflective electrode is arranged corresponding to the reflective region, and the transmissive electrode and the reflective electrode are coupled to the thin film transistor element. A common electrode disposed on the second substrate. The passivation layer is disposed on the first substrate or the second substrate, wherein the passivation layer is arranged corresponding to the reflective electrode and the passivation layer is disposed between the transmissive electrode and the common electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya INADA, Minoru SHIBAZAKI, Masahiro YOSHIGA
  • Patent number: 9383603
    Abstract: A transflective liquid-crystal display is provided, including a liquid-crystal layer, a first substrate and a second substrate. The liquid-crystal layer is sandwiched between the first and second substrates to define an array of pixels on the second substrate. Each pixel includes a reflective area, a transmissive area and a pixel electrode. The transmissive area is adjacent to the reflective area. The pixel electrode is disposed on the second substrate and electrical connecting to a data line, wherein the pixel electrode is only formed reflective electrode in the reflective area and has reflectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Publication number: 20160155755
    Abstract: A display panel is disclosed, which comprises a first substrate including: a base substrate; a semiconductor layer; a first insulating layer; a first scan line and a second scan line extended along a first direction respectively and portions of the first scan line and the second scan line overlapping with the semiconductor layer; a second insulating layer; a data line extended along a second direction and electrically connecting to the semiconductor layer through a first contact via, wherein the second direction is different from the first direction; and a first metal pad and a second metal pad electrically connecting to the semiconductor layer through two second contact vias respectively; wherein the first contact via and the two second contact vias are disposed between the first scan line and the second scan line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Yu-Tsung LIU, Te-Yu LEE, Chien-Ta HUANG, Minoru SHIBAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20160098962
    Abstract: A driving method is applied to a display device including a display panel, a backlight module, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is coupled to the display panel and the backlight module. The driving method includes the following steps of when the image is a still image, enabling the processing circuit to control the display panel to display the image during a first frame time, and to control the backlight module to blink in accordance with a first driving frequency during the first frame time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: Minoru SHIBAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20160085121
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a substrate having pixel regions and a counter substrate opposed thereto. One of the pixel regions is defined by a pair of gate lines extending in a first direction and a pair of data lines extending in a second direction. A first insulating layer is disposed on the substrate corresponding to the pixel region. A first common electrode is continuously disposed on the first insulating layer and overlaps the data lines. A pixel electrode pattern is disposed above the first common electrode. A second insulating layer is interposed between the first common electrode and the pixel electrode pattern. A second common electrode is disposed above one of the data lines and electrically connected to the first common electrode. A projection of the second common electrode on the substrate overlaps a projection of the one of the data lines on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicants: INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru SHIBAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9285513
    Abstract: A display apparatus at least comprises a touchscreen, and a symmetric diffusion film (SDF) disposed above the touchscreen. The SDF comprises at least two different materials, including a first material mixed with a second material. The first material has a first refractive index and the second material has a second refractive index, and the first refractive index is different from the second refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Shibazaki, Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Haruyama
  • Patent number: 9239501
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) device is provided. The LCD device includes a substrate having at least one pixel region defined by a pair of gate lines extending in a first direction and a pair of data lines extending in a second direction. A first insulating layer is disposed on the substrate corresponding to the pixel region. A first common electrode is disposed on the first insulating layer. A pixel electrode pattern is disposed above the first common electrode. A second insulating layer is interposed between the first common electrode and the pixel electrode pattern. A pair of second common electrodes is formed on the second insulating layer and corresponds to the pair of data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., CHIMEI INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 8928829
    Abstract: A display device comprising a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate and a pixel array is disclosed. The pixel array is disposed on the first substrate and comprises a plurality of pixels. Each pixel comprises a first conductive layer, a semiconductor layer, an electrode layer and a scan line. The first conductive layer is on the first substrate for receiving pixel data signals to the pixels. The electrode layer is disposed between the first and the second substrates. The semiconductor layer is between the first conductive layer and the electrode layer, and has first and second ends. The first end is directly connected to the first conductive layer, and the second end is electrically connected to the electrode layer. The scan line is on the semiconductor layer for receiving a plurality of scan signals to the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Keitaro Yamashita, Minoru Shibazaki
  • Publication number: 20140354911
    Abstract: A display device comprising a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate and a pixel array is disclosed. The pixel array is disposed on the first substrate and comprises a plurality of pixels. Each pixel comprises a first conductive layer, a semiconductor layer, an electrode layer and a scan line. The first conductive layer is on the first substrate for receiving pixel data signals to the pixels. The electrode layer is disposed between the first and the second substrates. The semiconductor layer is between the first conductive layer and the electrode layer, and has first and second ends. The first end is directly connected to the first conductive layer, and the second end is electrically connected to the electrode layer. The scan line is on the semiconductor layer for receiving a plurality of scan signals to the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Keitaro Yamashita, Minoru Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 8866982
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. According to the present invention, the display device comprises a bottom substrate, a plurality of interlayers, a first passivation layer, a bottom electrode, a second passivation layer, a top electrode and a top substrate. The interlayers are formed on the bottom substrate, including a patterned polysilicon layer, a data line and a gate line disposed therein. The first passivation layer is formed on the interlayers. The bottom electrode is formed on the first passivation layer. The second passivation layer is formed to cover the bottom electrode. The top electrode is formed on the second passivation layer at a position corresponding to the bottom electrode to form a storage capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 8648986
    Abstract: A symmetric diffusion film (SDF) and a flat panel display applied with the same are provided. The SDF comprises at least two different materials of a first material having a first refractive index mixed with a second material having a second refractive index, and the first refractive index is different from the second refractive index. The flat panel display comprises a symmetric diffusion film (SDF) disposed at one side of the upper polarizer, and the upper polarizer adapting no compensation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Publication number: 20140028954
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) device is provided. The LCD device includes a substrate having at least one pixel region defined by a pair of gate lines extending in a first direction and a pair of data lines extending in a second direction. A first insulating layer is disposed on the substrate corresponding to the pixel region. A first common electrode is disposed on the first insulating layer. A pixel electrode pattern is disposed above the first common electrode. A second insulating layer is interposed between the first common electrode and the pixel electrode pattern. A pair of second common electrodes is formed on the second insulating layer and corresponds to the pair of data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Minoru SHIBAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20140009377
    Abstract: A liquid crystal (LC) display apparatus includes a LC display panel for displaying data; a collimated backlight system disposed under the LC display panel; a scattering-type LC cell disposed between the LC display panel and the collimated backlight system; and a controller coupled to the LC display panel, the collimated backlight system and the scattering-type LC cell. A luminance of the collimated backlight system is adjustable by the controller. When the LC display apparatus is switched to be operated in the normal mode by the controller, the scattering-type LC cell is in an off-state and scatters the collimated light to present a wide brightness distribution. When the LC display apparatus is switched to be operated in the private mode by the controller, the scattering-type LC cell is in an on-state and the collimated light passes through the scattering-type LC cell to present a narrow brightness distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicants: CHIMEI INNOLUX CORPORATION, INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru SHIBAZAKI, Yoshitaka HARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20130335943
    Abstract: A display apparatus at least comprises a touchscreen, and a symmetric diffusion film (SDF) disposed above the touchscreen. The SDF comprises at least two different materials, including a first material mixed with a second material. The first material has a first refractive index and the second material has a second refractive index, and the first refractive index is different from the second refractive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: CHIMEI INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru SHIBAZAKI, Kazuyuki HASHIMOTO, Yoshitaka HARUYAMA