Patents by Inventor Naoto Kondo

Naoto Kondo 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: 11447025
    Abstract: When it is detected that the charging of a battery is finished, a server transmits transport-out instructions for a vehicle to a vehicle transport apparatus, and when receiving the transport-out instructions transmitted from the server, the vehicle transport apparatus transports the vehicle, for which the charging of the battery is finished, out of a charging space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo
  • Publication number: 20220282512
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a management system includes a vehicle management device configured to manage parking of a vehicle in a parking space and delivery of the vehicle from the parking space, and a vehicle conveying device configured to be able to convey the vehicle in forward-backward and widthwise directions of the vehicle. The vehicle management device includes a controller configured to control the vehicle conveying device so that the vehicle is conveyed to the parking space when a request for parking the vehicle located within a section where parking in the parking space is able to be requested has been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo, Koji Masuda, Ryoma Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11383383
    Abstract: A vehicle transport apparatus is formed by a first robot and a second robot that enter underneath a vehicle, lift up wheels of the vehicle, and travel. The first robot and the second robot each include omnidirectional wheels and each further include a right lifting arm and a left lifting arm that are freely rotatably movable between storage positions (right storage position and left storage position) where tips thereof are pointed toward a center of a body in a width direction and expanded positions (right expanded position and left expanded position) where the tips thereof are pointed toward the outside of the body in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Shikano, Tomoki Murozono, Shuhei Kondo
  • Patent number: 9069221
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including a first substrate, with a plurality of bus lines formed thereon such that they intersect with each other, and a second substrate facing the first substrate. The device also includes a plurality of pixel regions defined by the bus lines; a thin film transistor formed in each of the pixel regions; a color filter layer formed in each of the pixel regions; and a pixel electrode formed in each of the pixel regions. A liquid crystal layer is provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal layer is located next to a polymeric structure formed by irradiating a mixture of liquid crystal materials and ultraviolet-curing monomers with ultraviolet light, and a black display is achieved when no voltage or a subthreshold voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu Sawasaki, Yuichi Inoue, Masakazu Shibasaki, Naoto Kondo, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Takashi Takagi, Tomonori Tanose, Tomoshige Oda, Akira Komorita, Katsunori Misaki, Shiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 9007553
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device including a first substrate including a plurality of picture elements; a second substrate including a common electrode; and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched therebetween. The first substrate and the second substrate are arranged to be opposite to each other, and each of the plurality of picture elements has a plurality of elongated electrodes configured to apply voltages to the liquid crystal layer in cooperation with the common electrode. The elongated electrodes within one of the plurality of picture elements extend in eight directions, and each of the plurality of picture elements is divided into eight regions based upon the eight directions. In each of the eight regions of one of the plurality of picture elements, two or more of the plurality of elongated electrodes extend along a corresponding one of the eight directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20140313449
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention is constituted of a TFT substrate and an opposing substrate which are arranged so as to be opposite to each other with a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween. In addition, in the liquid crystal layer, formed is a polymer into which a polymer component added to liquid crystal is polymerized, and which determines directions in which liquid crystal molecules tilt when voltage is applied. In the TFT substrate, formed are a sub picture element electrode directly connected to a TFT and a sub picture element electrode connected to the TFT through capacitive coupling. In each of these sub picture element electrodes, formed are slits extending in directions respectively at angles of 45 degrees, 135 degrees, 225 degrees and 315 degrees to the X axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 8804079
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including a first and second substrates and a liquid crystal layer. The first substrate includes a plurality of picture elements, and at least one of the plurality of picture elements includes: a switching element; a plurality of gate bus lines extending in a first direction and electrically connected to the switching element; a plurality of data bus lines extending in a second direction and electrically connected to the switching element; a first sub picture element electrode and a second sub picture element electrode disposed adjacent to the first sub picture element electrode with a gap therebetween, and a control electrode overlapping both the first and second sub picture element electrodes. The control electrode extends in the second direction. Each of the first and second sub picture element electrodes includes a cross-shaped connecting electrode part and microelectrode parts extending from the connecting electrode part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20130293797
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a substrate for a liquid crystal display, a liquid crystal display having the same, and a method of manufacturing the same which make it possible to provide a display having high luminance and preferable display characteristics to be used in display sections of information apparatuses and the like. Each pixel is defined by gate bus lines extending in the horizontal direction and drain bus lines extending in the vertical direction. TFTs are formed in the vicinity of intersections between the bus lines, and resin overlap sections for shielding the TFTs from light are formed above the same. No black matrix is formed on a common electrode substrate which is provided in a face-to-face relationship with a TFT substrate, and the bus lines and the resin overlap sections formed on the TFT substrate function as a black matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Manabu Sawasaki, Yuichi Inoue, Masakazu Shibasaki, Naoto Kondo, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Takashi Takagi, Tomonori Tanose, Tomoshige Oda, Akira Komorita, Katsunori Misaki, Shiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 8493534
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrates and a liquid crystal layer therebetween. The device also includes a plurality of gate bus lines, and a plurality of drain bus lines that intersect the gate bus lines, as well as a plurality of pixel regions defined by the gate and drain bus lines. Additionally, the device includes a thin film transistor and a resin color filter layer formed in each of the pixel regions. There is a pixel electrode formed in each of the pixel regions on the resin color filter layer that includes a slit extending in parallel with an edge of the pixel region and a plurality of finer slits diagonally extending from the slit. Finally, the device includes a common electrode formed on the second substrate, and a vertical alignment film applied to each of surfaces of the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Sawasaki, Yuichi Inoue, Masakazu Shibasaki, Naoto Kondo, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Takashi Takagi, Tomonori Tanose, Tomoshige Oda, Akira Komorita, Katsunori Misaki, Shiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 8432518
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrates; liquid crystal contained between the substrates; a polymer which determines directions in which liquid crystal molecules tilt; a plurality of gate and data bus lines; and a plurality of picture elements. At least one of the picture elements includes a switching element, and first and second sub picture element electrodes. The first sub picture element electrode connects to the switching element and the second sub picture element electrode connects, via capacitive coupling, to the switching element. The first substrate further includes a control electrode that is connected to the switching element and the first sub picture element electrode. The control electrode is capacitively coupled to the second sub picture element electrode through an insulating film. The area of the second sub picture element electrode is larger than the area of the first sub picture element electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 8325306
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrate, with liquid crystal contained therebetween; a plurality of gate bus lines; a plurality of drain bus lines; and first and second sub picture element electrodes. The first sub picture element electrode is not in contact with the second sub picture element electrode. The first sub picture element electrode includes a first body portion and a plurality of first branches extending from the first body portion, with the first branches being separated from each other by a plurality of first slits. The second sub picture element electrode includes a second body portion and a plurality of second branches extending from the second body portion, with the second branches being separated from each other by a plurality of second slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20120249910
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a substrate for a liquid crystal display, a liquid crystal display having the same, and a method of manufacturing the same which make it possible to provide a display having high luminance and preferable display characteristics to be used in display sections of information apparatuses and the like. Each pixel is defined by gate bus lines extending in the horizontal direction and drain bus lines extending in the vertical direction. TFTs are formed in the vicinity of intersections between the bus lines, and resin overlap sections for shielding the TFTs from light are formed above the same. No black matrix is formed on a common electrode substrate which is provided in a face-to-face relationship with a TFT substrate, and the bus lines and the resin overlap sections formed on the TFT substrate function as a black matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu Sawasaki, Yuichi Inoue, Masakazu Shibasaki, Naoto Kondo, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Takashi Takagi, Tomonori Tanose, Tomoshige Oda, Akira Komorita, Katsunori Misaki, Shiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 8228473
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrates, a liquid crystal layer, a plurality of gate bus lines and a plurality of drain bus lines. A plurality of pixel regions are defined by the gate bus lines and the drain bus lines. Pixel electrodes are divided into at least four regions such that at least four domains of different liquid crystal orientation directions are defined within the pixel regions. The first and second regions each include a micro-cutout pattern including a plurality of cutouts extending in a slanted direction with respect to an edge of the first or second region, respectively, and the cutouts of the first region and the cutouts of the second region are generally parallel to each other both within each of the regions as well as across the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Sawasaki, Yuichi Inoue, Masakazu Shibasaki, Naoto Kondo, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Takashi Takagi, Tomonori Tanose, Tomoshige Oda, Akira Komorita, Katsunori Misaki, Shiro Hirota
  • Patent number: 8212981
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrates with liquid crystal contained therebetween, and a plurality of picture elements located on the first substrate. Each of the picture elements is defined between a pair of gate bus lines and a pair of data bus lines. At least one of the picture elements includes a switching element connected to one of the data bus lines, a first sub picture element electrode, and a second sub picture element electrode. At least one of the first and second sub picture element electrodes has a body portion and a plurality of branches that extend from the body portion. A neighboring two of the branches are parallel with each other. The first sub picture element electrode connects to the switching element, and the second sub picture element electrode connects, via capacitive coupling, to the switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 8208106
    Abstract: A substrate for a liquid crystal display including a plurality of gate bus lines and a plurality of data bus lines that cross the gate bus lines, as well as a thin film transistor connected to one of the data bus lines. The display also includes a first electrode with a body portion and a plurality of branches extending from the body portion, wherein at least some of the branches include a first branch portion, which extends from the body portion and defines a first angle, and a second branch portion, which extends from the first branch portion, and which defines a second angle. The first angle is greater than said second angle, and both angles are between 0° and 90° Also included is a second electrode that overlaps at least a portion of the first electrode, and an insulation film between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 8125600
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrates which are arranged to be opposite to each other; liquid crystal with negative dielectric anisotropy contained between the first and the second substrates; a polymer which determines directions in which liquid crystal molecules tilt when voltage is applied: and a plurality of picture elements located on the first substrate. At least one of the picture elements on the first substrate includes a switching element; a first sub picture element electrode including a plurality of band-shaped microelectrode parts and a first connecting electrode part electrically connecting the microelectrode parts of the first sub picture element electrode with one another; and a second sub picture element electrode including a plurality of band-shaped microelectrode parts and a second connecting electrode part electrically connecting the microelectrode parts of the second sub picture element electrode with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20110242520
    Abstract: An image of a pattern used for measurement formed on a reticle for testing is transferred onto a wafer for testing via a projection optical system, while gradually changing a position in an optical axis direction of the projection optical system. The image of the pattern used for measurement which has been transferred is detected, and an amount corresponding to an expanse of the image of the pattern in a measurement direction is obtained. In this case, four images included in the image of the pattern used for measurement are detected in detection areas, respectively, or in other words, remaining sections except for both ends in a non-measurement direction are detected, and for example, area of the remaining sections is to be obtained as the corresponding amount. Optical properties of the projection optical system are to be obtained, based on the area which has been obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi KOSUGI, Shigeru HIRUKAWA, Naoto KONDO
  • Publication number: 20110222013
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: first and second substrates placed so as to face each other; a frame-shaped sealing member provided between the first and second substrates, and configured to bond the first and second substrate together; and a liquid crystal layer formed by enclosing a liquid crystal material inside the sealing member. A display region configured to display an image is defined inside the sealing member, and a non-display region is defined outside the display region. The non-display region is also provided in an inner periphery of the sealing member. The first substrate is provided with a plurality of wall-shaped portions formed in the non-display region in the inner periphery of the sealing member so as to extend along the sealing member and to be separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawanishi, Hisashi Nagata, Naoto Kondo
  • Publication number: 20110205710
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device that can reduce a material cost and the number of members to eliminate complex processing. The electronic device has a circuit board on which circuit elements are provided, and a shield case that accommodates the circuit board. The shield case has a frame. The frame has a side plate part having side plates for holding and covering the outer periphery of the circuit board, coupling parts extending parallel to a plane of the circuit board and connecting with at least two of the side plates, and contact parts connected to the coupling parts and directly contacting the circuit elements. The shield case releases the heat produced from the circuit elements via the contact parts and the coupling parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Naoto Kondo, Satoshi Sato
  • Publication number: 20110170027
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention is constituted of a TFT substrate and an opposing substrate which are arranged so as to be opposite to each other with a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween. In addition, in the liquid crystal layer, formed is a polymer into which a polymer component added to liquid crystal is polymerized, and which determines directions in which liquid crystal molecules tilt when voltage is applied. In the TFT substrate, formed are a sub picture element electrode directly connected to a TFT and a sub picture element electrode connected to the TFT through capacitive coupling. In each of these sub picture element electrodes, formed are slits extending in directions respectively at angles of 45 degrees, 135 degrees, 225 degrees and 315 degrees to the X axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei Nakanishi, Kunihiro Tashiro, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Jin Hirosawa, Norio Sugiura, Kengo Kanii, Shota Makimoto, Naoto Kondo, Isao Tsushima, Tomonori Tanose, Takashi Takagi, Tetsuya Fujikawa