Patents by Inventor Shinji Ichikawa

Shinji Ichikawa 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: 10784466
    Abstract: A portion of a resin film is precisely cut out when the resin film is peeled off. A rear surface of a glass substrate on which a protrusion is formed is irradiated with a laser beam to peel a resin film from the glass substrate. Then, the protrusion and the resin film formed on the protrusion are left on the glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Ryosuke Gunji, Hiroki Taniyama, Shinsuke Saida, Shinji Ichikawa, Akira Inoue, Hiroharu Jinmura, Yoshihiro Nakada
  • Patent number: 10777633
    Abstract: A display device includes a TFT layer provided with a terminal configured to receive a signal inputted from an external source, and a terminal wiring line in a lower layer underlying the terminal, and a light emitting element layer in an upper layer overlying the TFT layer. The terminal includes a main portion and a peripheral portion surrounding the main portion. The peripheral portion is covered by a cover film, the terminal wiring line and a lower face of the peripheral portion are in contact, and the main portion and the terminal wiring line overlap via at least one terminal base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Ryosuke Gunji, Shinsuke Saida, Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroki Taniyama
  • Publication number: 20200274097
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of picture elements. The plurality of picture elements are formed with anodes and cover layers cover an outer periphery of a corresponding anode of the anodes, the cover layer allowing an opening of the corresponding anode to be formed. The cover layer is spaced apart from the cover layer of a different anode of the anodes, the different anode being adjacent to the anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: SHINJI ICHIKAWA, HIROKI TANIYAMA, SHINSUKE SAIDA, RYOSUKE GUNJI, TOHRU OKABE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200273380
    Abstract: In a cross section of a bending section of a frame region, a first opening opening upward is formed in at least one layer of inorganic film included in a TFT layer. A first organic film is provided to plug the first opening. A frame wiring line is provided on the first organic film. A second organic film is provided to cover the frame wiring line. A second opening opening upward is formed in the first organic film on an inner side with respect to the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: SHINJI ICHIKAWA, TOHRU OKABE, SHINSUKE SAIDA, RYOSUKE GUNJI, HIROKI TANIYAMA, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE
  • Patent number: 10741635
    Abstract: To reduce a possibility of short circuiting between a wiring line that connects to a terminal unit and a pixel electrode, a display device is provided that includes a first lead wiring line that extends from a display area to a frame area while intersecting with an end portion of a flattening film, a second lead wiring line that is in a layer more on an upper side than the first lead wiring line and extends to a terminal unit while coming into contact with and intersecting with a first bank formed in a periphery of a second electrode, and a first wiring line contact part through which the first lead wiring line and the second lead wiring line connect to each other, the first wiring line contact part being provided between an end portion of the flattening film and the first bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Shinsuke Saida, Ryosuke Gunji, Hiroki Taniyama, Shinji Ichikawa, Yoshihiro Nakada, Hiroharu Jinmura, Akira Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200238225
    Abstract: A zeolite membrane structure includes a porous support, and a zeolite membrane. The zeolite membrane has a first zeolite layer located in a surface of the porous support, and a second zeolite layer located outside of the surface of the porous support and integrally formed with the first zeolite layer. The porous support has an outermost layer in which the first zeolite layer is located. An average thickness of the first zeolite layer is less than or equal to 5.4 micrometers. A porosity of the outermost layer is greater than or equal to 20% and less than or equal to 60%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryujiro NAGASAKA, Hideyuki SUZUKI, Akimasa ICHIKAWA, Shinji NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200235195
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of picture elements, wherein a first electrode is formed in each of the plurality of picture elements, a cover layer is formed such that an opening of the first electrode is formed, a spacer in a layer identical to the cover layer is provided between two of the first electrodes, the spacer is formed with a height greater than a height of the cover layer, and an outer edge portion of the spacer is spaced from an outer edge portion of the cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: SHINJI ICHIKAWA, HIROKI TANIYAMA, SHINSUKE SAIDA, RYOSUKE GUNJI, TOHRU OKABE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200219423
    Abstract: In a flexible organic EL display device, a first resin layer, which has an opening overlapping with a first conductive member, an opening overlapping with a second conductive member, and an opening and an opening overlapping with a third conductive member, is formed to fill a slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Akira INOUE
  • Patent number: 10688445
    Abstract: A zeolite membrane structure includes a porous support, and a zeolite membrane. The zeolite membrane has a first zeolite layer located in a surface of the porous support, and a second zeolite layer located outside of the surface of the porous support and integrally formed with the first zeolite layer. The porous support has an outermost layer in which the first zeolite layer is located. An average thickness of the first zeolite layer is less than or equal to 5.4 micrometers. An average pore diameter of the outermost layer is greater than or equal to 0.050 micrometers and less than or equal to 0.150 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryujiro Nagasaka, Hideyuki Suzuki, Akimasa Ichikawa, Shinji Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200166357
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus is configured to be used in a target vehicle and display power feeding facilities on a map, the target vehicle being configured such that a vehicle-mounted battery can be charged with DC power supplied from outside the target vehicle. The information providing apparatus is configured to display an electrical outlet-type AC stand on the map in a manner of being distinguished from a cable-equipped AC stand, when the target vehicle is a vehicle not including an AC charger and a prescribed first condition is satisfied. In contrast, the information providing apparatus is configured to display the electrical outlet-type AC stand and the cable-equipped AC stand on the map without distinguishing between the electrical outlet-type AC stand and the cable-equipped AC stand, when the target vehicle is a vehicle including the AC charger and a prescribed second condition is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200152910
    Abstract: The display device includes: a TFT layer; a light-emitting layer in an upper layer than the TFT layer; a first inorganic sealing film in an upper layer than the light-emitting layer; and a second inorganic sealing film in an upper layer than the first inorganic sealing film. An organic edge film is provided on a peripheral edge of a frame region surrounding a display region. The second inorganic sealing film overlaps with an upper face of the organic edge film, and an end face of the organic edge film and an end face of the second inorganic sealing film are aligned with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Akira INOUE, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Hiroharu JINMURA
  • Publication number: 20200139831
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes a housing including an AC inlet and a DC connector. The DC connector is connectable to an inlet for DC power of a vehicle. The AC inlet is connectable to a connector of a cable for AC power. A rectifier circuit is housed in the housing. The rectifier circuit is located between the AC inlet and the DC connector, and configured to convert AC power input from the AC inlet side into DC power and output the DC power to the DC connector side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200130521
    Abstract: A power conversion cable apparatus includes: a plug having a terminal connectable to an AC outlet; a DC connector having a terminal connectable to a DC inlet of a vehicle; a cable connecting the plug and the DC connector; an abnormality detection module; and an AC/DC conversion circuit. The abnormality detection module is configured to detect an abnormality of a current at a detection spot. The AC/DC conversion circuit is located on the terminal side relative to the detection spot and configured to convert AC power input from the terminal side into DC power and output the DC power to the terminal side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200130520
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus includes: a DC connector connectable to a DC power inlet of a vehicle; an AC inlet connectable to a connector of an AC power cable; and a rectifier circuit located between the AC inlet and the DC connector. The rectifier circuit is configured to convert AC power input from the AC inlet side to DC power and output the DC power to the DC connector side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200122597
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a power storage device, a charging device configured to be supplied with electric power from a power supply unit and to charge the power storage device, and an electronic control unit configured to detect information on a maximum output power of the power supply unit. The electronic control unit is configured to execute a predetermined process associated with charging based on the maximum output power of the power supply unit which is indicated by the detected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200122594
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a charging inlet, a power storage device, a charging device, and an output device. The charging inlet is compatible with both an alternating-current charging connector and a direct-current charging connector. The charging device is configured to charge the power storage device with at least one of an alternating-current power which are input from the charging inlet and a direct-current power which are input from the charging inlet. The output device is configured to output a notification signal for notifying whether the charging device is compatible with alternating-current charging. The alternating-current is charging of the power storage device with the alternating-current power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20200119123
    Abstract: To reduce a possibility of short circuiting between a wiring line that connects to a terminal unit and a pixel electrode, a display device is provided that includes a first lead wiring line that extends from a display area to a frame area while intersecting with an end portion of a flattening film, a second lead wiring line that is in a layer more on an upper side than the first lead wiring line and extends to a terminal unit while coming into contact with and intersecting with a first bank formed in a periphery of a second electrode, and a first wiring line contact part through which the first lead wiring line and the second lead wiring line connect to each other, the first wiring line contact part being provided between an end portion of the flattening film and the first bank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Shinsuke SAIDA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Akira INOUE
  • Patent number: 10618411
    Abstract: An IPA-ECU recognizes a position of a power transferring unit by image recognition based on image information from a camera incorporated in a vehicle. Then, the IPA-ECU performs guidance control such that the vehicle is guided to the power transferring unit based on a result of the image recognition (first guidance control). A resonant ECU estimates a distance between the power transferring unit and a power receiving unit based on an electric power feeding condition from the power transferring unit to the power receiving unit. When the power transferring unit comes under a body of the vehicle, an HV-ECU performs guidance control of the vehicle such that a position of the power receiving unit is adjusted to a position of the power transferring unit based on distance information from the resonant ECU (second guidance control).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10622827
    Abstract: A charging station includes a plurality of electric power transmission portions and a power supply ECU. When a second vehicle is parked at a position where it can receive electric power from a first electric power transmission portion and when the second vehicle receives weak electric power from the first electric power transmission portion, the second vehicle transmits to the power supply ECU, an occupation signal which allows determination that the parking position corresponds to the first electric power transmission portion. When the power supply ECU receives the occupation signal of the first electric power transmission portion from the second vehicle, the power supply ECU stops transmission of weak electric power from the first electric power transmission portion and guides a first vehicle to a second electric power transmission portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Satoshi Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20200106056
    Abstract: An etching device includes a chemical treatment tank configured to allow a substrate to be transported in an interior thereof, and a spraying unit disposed in the interior of the chemical treatment tank, including a blowing port oriented in a direction that does not intersect a front face of the substrate, and configured to spray an etchant chemical solution as a mist through the blowing port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroki TANIYAMA, Tohru OKABE, Shinsuke SAIDA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE, Hiroharu JINMURA