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).

  • Publication number: 20220149121
    Abstract: A separation wall is provided in a frame-like shape along a peripheral edge of a through-hole in a non-display region which is defined to be in an island shape inside a display region and in which the through-hole is formed, the separation wall includes an inner metal layer provided in a frame-like shape on a first inorganic insulating film on a side of the through-hole, and a resin layer provided in a frame-like shape on the first inorganic insulating film and the inner metal layer, and the resin layer includes an inner protrusion portion provided in an eaves shape and protruding from the inner metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TOHRU OKABE, RYOSUKE GUNJI, SHINSUKE SAIDA, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, HIROHARU JINMURA, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, AKIRA INOUE, TAKESHI YANEDA
  • Patent number: 11325489
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20220130929
    Abstract: A separation wall is provided in a frame shape along a circumferential edge of a through-hole in a non-display region, in which the through-hole is formed, defined in an island shape inside a display region. The separation wall includes a wall base portion provided in a frame shape by a part of a second interlayer insulating film and a resin layer provided in an eave shape on the wall base portion to extend to a through-hole side and a display region side. Opening portions opening upward are provided on peripheries of the wall base portion on the through-hole side and the display region side in the second interlayer insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: SHINSUKE SAIDA, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, RYOSUKE GUNJI, TOHRU OKABE, AKIRA INOUE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, HIROHARU JINMURA
  • Patent number: 11312248
    Abstract: A non-contact power reception device includes a load such as a power storage device identified as a subject of power feeding, and a secondary self-resonant coil receiving electric power to be supplied to said load from an external primary self-resonant coil. The secondary self-resonant coil is configured so as to be switchable between a first state and a second state. The first state is selected in a power reception mode in which the secondary self-resonant coil is magnetically coupled with the primary self-resonant coil through resonance of a magnetic field. The second state is selected in a power non-reception mode in which the magnetic coupling of the secondary self-resonant coil with the primary self-resonant coil through resonance is weaker than in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11305667
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a power storage device, a connector, a power converter, and an ECU. The connector and the power converter are configured to supply, to the power facility, power stored in the power storage device. When the vehicle is connected to the power facility via a power cable, the ECU is configured to control an upper limit SOC and a lower limit SOC in association with time. The upper limit SOC and lower limit SOC define an SOC usable range of the power storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20220115475
    Abstract: A TFT layer and an organic EL element layer are provided in this order on a resin substrate layer, the TFT layer includes source wiring lines, high-level power source wiring lines, conductive portions including connection wiring lines between TFTs, and a flattening film covering the conductive portions provided on the interlayer insulating film, a frame region is provided with a bending portion including a portion where a slit is formed in an inorganic insulating film including the interlayer insulating film, and a flattening auxiliary film is provided between each adjacent ones of the conductive portions, formed of a material identical to a material of the frame flattening film that fills the slit of the bending portion, in a layer identical to a layer of the frame flattering film, and covered with the flattening film together with the conductive portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: RYOSUKE GUNJI, TOHRU OKABE, SHINSUKE SAIDA, HIROKI TANIYAMA, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, AKIRA INOUE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, HIROHARU JINMURA, KOJI TANIMURA, YOSHIHIRO KOHARA
  • Patent number: 11292358
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a power storage device, a charging device configured to be supplied with an electric power from a power supply unit external to the vehicle for charging 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 the charging the power storage device based on the maximum output power of the power supply unit which is indicated by the detected information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11292359
    Abstract: A vehicle-mountable control device configured to control a vehicle including a charging port for DC power and an auxiliary device includes a determination unit and an information obtainment unit. The information obtainment unit is configured to obtain prescribed facility information about a power feeding facility. The determination unit is configured to permit an auxiliary device driving mode when it is determined that the power feeding facility corresponds to the auxiliary device driving mode based on the facility information, and not permit the auxiliary device driving mode when it is determined that the power feeding facility does not correspond to the auxiliary device driving mode based on the facility information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11292350
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11273723
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11273722
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11254227
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to be selectively connected to any one of a plurality of pieces of power equipment. The vehicle includes a power storage device, and a controller configured to control charge to the power storage device from the power equipment, and discharge from the power storage device to the power equipment. When power equipment connected to fee vehicle has been installed at a preregistered location, the controller permits discharge to that power equipment. When the power equipment connected to the vehicle has been installed at the preregistered location, the controller prohibits discharge to that power equipment unless a user performs operation of permitting discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11254234
    Abstract: A connected vehicle is able to communicate with a server. The server is configured to collect result data indicating traveling results of a plurality of vehicles. The connected vehicle includes a communication device configured to receive data from the server and a control device configured to calculate a travelable range of the connected vehicle. The control device is configured to calculate the travelable range based on data in which the travelable range is shorter among first data and second data. The first data is calculated based on traveling results of the connected vehicle and is correlated with the travelable range. The second data is calculated based on the result data collected in the server and is correlated with the travelable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20220020958
    Abstract: A display device includes: a base substrate; a thin-film transistor layer provided on the base substrate, a light-emitting element layer provided on the thin-film transistor layer; and a sealing film provided on the light-emitting element. Each of light-emitting elements includes: a first electrode; a functional layer; and a second electrode stacked on top of another in a stated order. The display device includes: a display region; a frame region; and a non-display region. The non-display region includes a through hole. The display device includes a separation wall shaped into a frame and provided to the non-display region along an edge of the through hole. The separation wall includes: a first resin layer: and a first metal layer provided on the first resin layer. The first metal layer includes a first protrusion shaped into a canopy, and protruding from the first resin layer toward the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: TOHRU OKABE, SHINSUKE SAIDA, RYOSUKE GUNJI, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA
  • Patent number: 11221227
    Abstract: A technique for outputting information relevant to a facility suitable for an action of a user at a point in a traveling route or at a destination is provided. An information processing apparatus comprises a controller which executes acquisition or estimation of a traveling route of a user; calculation of temporal information including at least one of a passage time at which the user passes through a point on the traveling route and a traveling period of time which is required until arrival at the point after starting a travel; acquisition of information relevant to a facility suitable for the user who passes through the point, of a plurality of facilities existing around the point on the basis of the temporal information; and output of the information relevant to the facility by means of an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Harunobu Saito, Daiki Kaneichi, Ryotaro Fujiwara, Megumi Amano, Masato Endo, Tae Sugimura
  • Patent number: 11203269
    Abstract: A vehicle-mountable control device is mountable on a vehicle including at least one power receiver configured to receive electric power supplied from an external power supply, and includes a controller. The controller is configured to cause a prescribed display device to display a position of the power receiver included in the vehicle. The controller is configured to, when the vehicle includes a plurality of power receivers, cause the prescribed display device to display a position of a predetermined one power receiver of the plurality of power receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20210367027
    Abstract: In a display region, each first power-source line and each second power-source line intersecting with the first power-source line are electrically connected together via a contact hole in a second inorganic insulating film. In addition, each source line and each second power-source line intersect with each other via the second inorganic insulating film and a first organic insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Ryosuke GUNJI, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Kohji ARIGA, Akira INOUE, Yoshihiro KOHARA, Koji TANIMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Hiroharu JINMURA
  • Publication number: 20210313412
    Abstract: A display devise includes: a resin substrate; a TFT layer; and a light-emitting element. A bending portion is provided with a first resin film formed of the same material and in the same layer as those of a first flattening film, and the first resin film fills a slit. An upper face of the first resin film is provided with a plurality of first connection wiring lines formed of a third metal film, and the plurality of first connection wiring lines extend in parallel to each other in a direction intersecting the extending direction of the bending portion. The plurality of first connection wiring lines are electrically connected to a plurality of first lead-out wiring lines, respectively in a display region side of the slit, and electrically connected to a plurality of second lead-out wiring lines, respectively in a terminal portion side of the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: TOHRU OKABE, RYOSUKE GUNJI, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, SHINSUKE SAIDA, SHOJI OKAZAKI, TOKUO YOSHIDA, HIROKI TANIYAMA, KOHJI ARIGA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, YOSHIHIRO KOHARA, KOJI TANIMURA
  • Patent number: 11138876
    Abstract: An information system comprises a controller which is configured to execute: acquiring a screen image of a vehicle which is traveling on a roadway, the screen image being photographed by the aid of an image pickup unit; detecting a dangerous driving state of the vehicle which is traveling, in accordance with a time course of the screen image; and displaying information in relation to the vehicle having been detected to be in the dangerous driving state on a signage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Ichikawa, Harunobu Saito, Daiki Kaneichi, Ryotaro Fujiwara, Megumi Amano, Masato Endo, Tae Sugimura
  • Publication number: 20210288286
    Abstract: A display device includes: a sealing film provided so as to cover light-emitting elements at least partially constituting a display area and including a first inorganic film, an organic film, and a second inorganic film stacked in this order; and a first damming wall in a frame area around the display area, the first damming wall surrounding the display area and overlapping a peripheral portion of the organic film, wherein at least one inorganic insulation film in a TFT layer has an upwardly open, first opening at least in a part of an area between the display area and the first damming wall, and the organic film is provided so as to fill in the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: TOHRU OKABE, SHOJI OKAZAKI, RYOSUKE GUNJI, SHINSUKE SAIDA, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, TOKUO YOSHIDA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, KOJI TANIMURA, YOSHIHIRO KOHARA