Patents by Inventor Mitsumasa Umesaki

Mitsumasa Umesaki 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: 6219116
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel module includes a liquid crystal panel unit on a backlight unit. The backlight unit preferably has a holding member for holding the liquid crystal panel unit in a specific position on the backlight unit with no gap therebetween. Preferably, the backlight unit comprises a light guide; a lamp for emitting illumination from one side of the light guide; and a reflector for collecting light from the lamp on the light guide. The reflector has a polygonal cross section, a thickness greater than the thickness of the light guide, and is open to only the thickness of the light guide on the light guide side of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Advanced Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akimasa Yuuki, Mitsumasa Umesaki, Sadayuki Matsumoto, Tomohiro Sasagawa, Sin Kawabe, Kazutoshi Shimojo
  • Patent number: 6181071
    Abstract: A display panel with a reduced capacitive coupling. The panel includes a transmission type liquid crystal panel. A lamp is provided adjacent at least one side of a light guide plate to guide the light to the crystal panel. A high frequency current supply is used to power the light. A reflective plate encircles the lamp so as to introduce the light to the light guide plate. A housing is made of a thin metal plate. Each portion of the housing is connected with a common electrical potential. Part of the housing extends away from the reflective plate around the lamp or contains an opening in the same location. By this arrangement, the capacitance between the reflective plate and the housing is made smaller thus reducing the leakage current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akimasa Yuuki, Mitsumasa Umesaki, Sadayuki Matsumoto, Takashi Kumagai, Shin Kawabe