Patents by Inventor Nobuaki Aoki

Nobuaki Aoki 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: 10860277
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes a first display unit and a second display unit arranged adjacent to each other and coupled. The first display unit includes a first display portion and a first frame portion including two first linear sections and two second linear sections perpendicular to the first linear sections. The second display unit includes a second display portion and a second frame portion including two third linear sections and two fourth linear sections. The first display unit is set in a first position. The second display unit is set in a second position that is inverted from the first position. The first linear sections and the third linear sections extend in an arrangement direction in which the first display unit and the second display unit are arranged. The second linear sections and the fourth linear sections extend in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Nagayama, Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Patent number: 10732920
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes display units, and a coupling component, retaining components. The display units are arranged adjacent to each other. The display units include fixers. The coupling component is disposed astride the display units to couple the display units together. The retaining components are fixed to the fixers to retain the display units and the coupling component. In the coupled display device, the fixers are point symmetric to each other with a point of symmetry at a center of a corresponding one of the display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Nagayama, Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Patent number: 10613380
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a detachable light source, a lighting device, and a display controller. The lighting device includes an attaching and detaching slot in one side surface. The display controller is configured to control driving of the display panel so that an orientation of the image with the display device set in a first position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a first side of a first direction corresponds with an orientation of the image with the display device set in a second position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a second side of the first direction and the display device is inverted from the first position. The first direction is in which attachment and the detachment of the detachable light source is performed. The orientations are with respect to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Publication number: 20190302531
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a detachable light source, a lighting device, and a display controller. The lighting device includes an attaching and detaching slot in one side surface. The display controller is configured to control driving of the display panel so that an orientation of the image with the display device set in a first position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a first side of a first direction corresponds with an orientation of the image with the display device set in a second position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a second side of the first direction and the display device is inverted from the first position. The first direction is in which attachment and the detachment of the detachable light source is performed. The orientations are with respect to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuaki AOKI, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Akitoshi SUDO
  • Publication number: 20190303086
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes display units, and a coupling component, retaining components. The display units are arranged adjacent to each other. The display units include fixers. The coupling component is disposed astride the display units to couple the display units together. The retaining components are fixed to the fixers to retain the display units and the coupling component. In the coupled display device, the fixers are point symmetric to each other with a point of symmetry at a center of a corresponding one of the display units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazumasa NAGAYAMA, Nobuaki AOKI, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Akitoshi SUDO
  • Publication number: 20190303085
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes a first display unit and a second display unit arranged adjacent to each other and coupled. The first display unit includes a first display portion and a first frame portion including two first linear sections and two second linear sections perpendicular to the first linear sections. The second display unit includes a second display portion and a second frame portion including two third linear sections and two fourth linear sections. The first display unit is set in a first position. The second display unit is set in a second position that is inverted from the first position. The first linear sections and the third linear sections extend in an arrangement direction in which the first display unit and the second display unit are arranged. The second linear sections and the fourth linear sections extend in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazumasa NAGAYAMA, Nobuaki AOKI, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Akitoshi SUDO
  • Publication number: 20190196083
    Abstract: A lighting device includes light sources and a light guide having an obverse face, a reverse face, and an endface. The reverse face has a first light incident portion located near the endface. The obverse face has a second light incident portion located near the endface and a light emitting portion for emitting light incident from the first light incident portion and the second light incident portion. The endface has a concave portion formed along the longitudinal direction of the endface. The light sources are disposed in each of the first light incident portion and the second light incident portion so as to sandwich the concave portion. An image display apparatus includes this lighting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: NOBUAKI AOKI, HIROMITSU TSUTSUI
  • Patent number: 9520542
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting device highly resistant to the environment, and having good heat resistance, light resistance and gas barrier property, and a method for producing same. With the light emitting device, a substrate 2 and interconnect patterns 5A, 5B formed on the surface thereof are covered with an acrylic resin primer 10 having better gas barrier property than a silicone resin sealing resin part 3. Light resistance is ensured by the silicone resin sealing resin portion 3 and the gas barrier property can be ensured by the acrylic resin primer 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuji Tanenaka, Masashi Takemoto, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20160297946
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a composite resin composition that is excellent in dispersion stability and uniformity and that gives a cured product excellent in transparency, heat resistance, light resistance, and optical characteristics (high refractive index). The composite resin composition of the present invention contains inorganic fine particles, a solvent, and a fused ring-containing resin having a fused-ring structure derived from at least one selected from the group consisting of indene, tetralin, fluorene, xanthene, anthracene, and benzanthracene, wherein the inorganic fine particles has an average particle size after dispersion of 10 to 70 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Yuki SUGIURA, Nobuaki AOKI
  • Patent number: 9276179
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting device highly resistant to the environment, and having good heat resistance, light resistance and gas barrier property, and a method for producing same. With the light emitting device, a substrate 2 and interconnect patterns 5A, 5B formed on the surface thereof are covered with an acrylic resin primer 10 having better gas barrier property than a silicone resin sealing resin part 3. Light resistance is ensured by the silicone resin sealing resin portion 3 and the gas barrier property can be ensured by the acrylic resin primer 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuji Takenaka, Masashi Takemoto, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20150303357
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting device highly resistant to the environment, and having good heat resistance, light resistance and gas barrier property, and a method for producing same. With the light emitting device, a substrate 2 and interconnect patterns 5A, 5B formed on the surface thereof are covered with an acrylic resin primer 10 having better gas barrier property than a silicone resin sealing resin part 3. Light resistance is ensured by the silicone resin sealing resin portion 3 and the gas barrier property can be ensured by the acrylic resin primer 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuji TANENAKA, Masashi TAKEMOTO, Nobuaki AOKI
  • Publication number: 20150034983
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting device highly resistant to the environment, and having good heat resistance, light resistance and gas barrier property, and a method for producing same. With the light emitting device, a substrate 2 and interconnect patterns 5A, 5B formed on the surface thereof are covered with an acrylic resin primer 10 having better gas barrier property than a silicone resin sealing resin part 3. Light resistance is ensured by the silicone resin sealing resin portion 3 and the gas barrier property can be ensured by the acrylic resin primer 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuji TAKENAKA, Masashi TAKEMOTO, Nobuaki AOKI
  • Patent number: 8427042
    Abstract: A light-emitting device has a structure in which a light-emitting element is placed on a wiring pattern, with the wiring pattern and an upper portion of the light-emitting element being connected with each other by a bonding wire, and has a feature in that a phosphor kneaded matter, obtained from a phosphor kneaded matter packaging container, is sealed on the wiring pattern and the light-emitting element by a sealing resin. With this structure, it becomes possible to emit white light with high efficiency and consequently to obtain white light that is remarkably superior in color reproducibility (NTSC ratio).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Hata, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 8421102
    Abstract: A light-emitting device in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a semiconductor light-emitting element, and a member in the periphery of the semiconductor light-emitting element is made of a material whose color, transparency or adhesiveness changes over time as it is subjected to light or heat emitted by the semiconductor light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Hata, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 8182132
    Abstract: A microdevice for multistage-mixing of process fluids which has plurality of freely-detachable units connected to each other without using pipes, wherein a microchannel for flow of the process fluids and a channel for flow of a heat-exchange medium are formed in the microdevice by mutual connection of a plurality of the units and the microdevice is locally and independently temperature-controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Youichi Nagai, Kazuhiro Mae, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 8163863
    Abstract: A polysilane having excellent functionalities (e.g., solubility in a solvent and reactivity) is obtained by introducing a structural unit of the following formula (1) to a polysilane through a reaction of a dihalosilane having a Si—H bond and adding a hydrosilylatable compound (e.g., a compound having a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond) to the Si—H bond, wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an organic group, or a silyl group; and “n” denotes an integer of not less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sakamoto, Hiroaki Murase, Tsuyoshi Fujiki, Shingo Osawa, Yoshiyuki Morita, Tetsuya Hosomi, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Publication number: 20110115979
    Abstract: An additional data generation system is provided which can produce an output based on additional data to impart an information conveying effect to an output based on output data. The additional data generation system includes a source unit 1 configured to supply an output signal, an operation control unit 4 configured to obtain output data from the output signal, a first output unit 5 configured to produce an output based on the output data, an additional data generator 3 configured to generate additional data which emphasizes a feature of the output from the first output unit, a second output unit 6 configured to produce an output based on the additional data, and an operation unit 2 configured to output, to the operation control unit, an operation signal which is used to change the output data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Nobuaki Aoki, Toshio Hata, Jun Okazaki, Shoji Yokota, Masataka Miyata
  • Publication number: 20110108875
    Abstract: There is provided a light emitting device highly resistant to the environment, and having good heat resistance, light resistance and gas barrier property, and a method for producing same. With the light emitting device, a substrate 2 and interconnect patterns 5A, 5B formed on the surface thereof are covered with an acrylic resin primer 10 having better gas barrier property than a silicone resin sealing resin part 3. Light resistance is ensured by the silicone resin sealing resin portion 3 and the gas barrier property can be ensured by the acrylic resin primer 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuji Takenaka, Masashi Takemoto, Nobuaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 7727475
    Abstract: In a micro chemical apparatus, guide walls as physical barriers are provided at a region where fluid A and fluid B as unmixed raw materials and a product are discharged so that, when the fluid A and the fluid B as raw materials are charged, only the portion in which the fluid A and the fluid B are mixed and allowed to react with each other by molecular diffusion of the raw materials is discharged. As a result, only the product is in the range between the two guide walls, and the product can be selectively taken out of the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mae, Shinji Hasebe, Nobuaki Aoki, Hideo Wakami, Hideharu Nagasawa
  • Publication number: 20100123151
    Abstract: A light-emitting device in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a semiconductor light-emitting element, and a member in the periphery of the semiconductor light-emitting element is made of a material whose color, transparency or adhesiveness changes over time as it is subjected to light or heat emitted by the semiconductor light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventors: Toshio HATA, Nobuaki Aoki