Patents by Inventor Shigeyuki Nishitani

Shigeyuki Nishitani 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: 20180232104
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Masaki Kubo, Shigeyuki Nishitani
  • Patent number: 9971452
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Kubo, Shigeyuki Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20170010752
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Masaki KUBO, Shigeyuki NISHITANI
  • Patent number: 9477366
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Kubo, Shigeyuki Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20160224161
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve: compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Masaki KUBO, Shigeyuki NISHITANI
  • Patent number: 9335879
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Kubo, Shigeyuki Nishitani
  • Patent number: 9324259
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Akimoto, Yoshirou Mikami, Kiyoshige Kinugawa, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Takeo Shiba
  • Patent number: 9324260
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Akimoto, Yoshirou Mikami, Kiyoshige Kinugawa, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Takeo Shiba
  • Patent number: 9182866
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic capacitance type touch panel, wherein lead lines are connected to respective end portions of at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes respectively, the touch panel further comprises an inspection electrode which is laminated to respective end portions of the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes with an insulation film sandwiched therebetween on a side where the lead lines are not connected to the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes, and a voltage for inspection is supplied to the inspection electrode during an inspection time and a voltage at the same phase as the drive voltage supplied to the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes is supplied to the inspection electrode during a usual operation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignees: Japan Display, Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inagaki, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Kouichi Anno
  • Publication number: 20150234502
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Masaki KUBO, Shigeyuki Nishitani
  • Publication number: 20150199931
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hajime AKIMOTO, Yoshihiro MIKAMI, Kiyoshige KINUGAWA, Shigeyuki NISHITANI, Takeo SHIBA
  • Publication number: 20150199933
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hajime AKIMOTO, Yoshihiro MIKAMI, Kiyoshige KINUGAWA, Shigeyuki NISHITANI, Takeo SHIBA
  • Patent number: 9052757
    Abstract: A display device which can achieve compatibility between the simplicity of the configuration or control of electronic equipment and the maintaining of its high operability includes: a display panel and a touch panel arranged on a front surface side of the display panel as viewed from a viewer. The touch panel includes one transparent substrate and a conductive pattern disposed on the substrate. A plurality of detection areas in each of which a touch position can be detected are provided in the touch panel. A non-detection area in which the touch position is not detected is provided between two detection areas next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Kubo, Shigeyuki Nishitani
  • Patent number: 9035978
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Akimoto, Yoshihiro Mikami, Kiyoshige Kinugawa, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Takeo Shiba
  • Publication number: 20140160072
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic capacitance type touch panel, wherein lead lines are connected to respective end portions of at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes respectively, the touch panel further comprises an inspection electrode which is laminated to respective end portions of the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes with an insulation film sandwiched therebetween on a side where the lead lines are not connected to the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes, and a voltage for inspection is supplied to the inspection electrode during an inspection time and a voltage at the same phase as the drive voltage supplied to the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes is supplied to the inspection electrode during a usual operation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Japan Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori INAGAKI, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Kouichi Anno
  • Publication number: 20140139564
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicants: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hajime AKIMOTO, Yoshirou MIKAMI, Kiyoshige KINUGAWA, Shigeyuki NISHITANI, Takeo SHIBA
  • Patent number: 8730281
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device that has an especially satisfactory display quality for animated images, and sufficiently suppresses the irregularities of display quality among pixels. The image display device includes a light emitting drive means that drives a light emitting means, based on an analog display signal inputted to the pixels, and a light emitting control switch for controlling a light-on or light-off of the light emitting means on one end of the light emitting drive means in each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Akimoto, Yoshirou Mikami, Kiyoshige Kinugawa, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Takeo Shiba
  • Patent number: 8704796
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic capacitance type touch panel in which lead lines are alternately connected to one end portions of a plurality of Y electrodes, the respective lead lines are formed outside an effective touch region, and are connected to terminals which are formed corresponding to the respective lead lines, inspection pads which are connected with the Y electrodes respectively are formed over end portions of the respective Y electrodes on a side where the lead lines are not connected to the respective Y electrodes, the plurality of inspection pads are formed in a region where the lead lines are formed outside the effective touch region, a shield electrode is provided between the lead lines and the respective inspection pads, and a voltage equal to a drive voltage supplied to the Y electrodes is supplied to the shield electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Nishitani, Kouichi Anno
  • Patent number: 8654090
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic capacitance type touch panel, wherein lead lines are connected to respective end portions of at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes respectively, the touch panel further comprises an inspection electrode which is laminated to respective end portions of the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes with an insulation film sandwiched therebetween on a side where the lead lines are not connected to the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes, and a voltage for inspection is supplied to the inspection electrode during an inspection time and a voltage at the same phase as the drive voltage supplied to the at least either one of the X electrodes and the Y electrodes is supplied to the inspection electrode during a usual operation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inagaki, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Kouichi Anno
  • Patent number: 8643594
    Abstract: A display device with a touch pad function is provided which reduces the elements required to form a photo sensor while still accurately detecting input coordinate positions. The display device includes a display part on which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix array, a plurality of photo detection circuits which are arranged in a matrix array in the inside of the display part, wherein each photo detection circuit of the plurality of photo detection circuits includes: a photo sensor which converts an incident light into a optical current corresponding to intensity of the incident light, an integral capacitance which integrates the optical current converted by the photo sensor, and a comparator to which a voltage of the integral capacitance is inputted, and the comparator includes a transistor of an open drain output type with a grounded source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Sato, Shigeyuki Nishitani, Takayuki Nakao, Naruhiko Kasai, Hajime Akimoto