Patents by Inventor Shinji Kubota

Shinji Kubota 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: 20080079007
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a thin film semiconductor device including a semiconductor thin film and an interlayer insulating film configured to cover the semiconductor thin film. In the interlayer insulating film, a hydrogen supply part and a blocking part against contamination are deposited in that order from a semiconductor thin film side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Morita, Tomohiro Shiotani, Shinji Kubota, Kaoru Abe
  • Publication number: 20080025501
    Abstract: There has been a problem of necessitating a complicated work for establishing a connection capable of intercommunication between a computer as server and a projector as client. When a connection is established between a server 20 and projectors 301 through 30n, a communication command is issued according to UDP-based broadcasting to retrieve connectable projectors 301 through 303. Thereafter, the projector 301 to be connected is selected and is assigned an IP address to establish the connection. In this manner, a user can easily obtain a connection environment capable of intercommunication between the server 20 and the projector 301. A TCP/IP communication command is used to input or output image data, ensuring reliable transmission. Since the authentication can be provided using a keyword projected during the connection establishment, it is possible to prevent an unauthorized access to the projector 301 by an outsider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota
  • Publication number: 20080028217
    Abstract: A projector system of the present invention includes a projector 10 and a personal computer PC as an information terminal, which communicate with each other via a network connection. The projector 10 generates a password required for establishment of the network connection and projects the password on a screen SC. A user of the personal computer PC inputs the password projected on the screen SC. The password is used for authentication of the network connection between the projector 10 and the personal computer PC and cipher communication therebetween. This arrangement of the present invention enhances the convenience of the projector that is capable of establishing a network connection with the information terminal, while ensuring secrecy of communicating data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 7293071
    Abstract: There has been a problem of necessitating a complicated work for establishing a connection capable of intercommunication between a computer as server and a projector as client. When a connection is established between a server 20 and projectors 301 through 30n, a communication command is issued according to UDP-based broadcasting to retrieve connectable projectors 301 through 303. Thereafter, the projector 301 to be connected is selected and is assigned an IP address to establish the connection. In this manner, a user can easily obtain a connection environment capable of intercommunication between the server 20 and the projector 301. A TCP/IP communication command is used to input or output image data, ensuring reliable transmission. Since the authentication can be provided using a keyword projected during the connection establishment, it is possible to prevent an unauthorized access to the projector 301 by an outsider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota
  • Publication number: 20070222955
    Abstract: There is provided an image display device which is connected to a general-purpose interface connectable to a plurality of types of general-purpose devices as an interface for an image supply device and displays images sequentially based on a plurality of image data sequentially supplied from the image supply device, the image display device including a communication controller that controls data communication through the interface and an image display unit that displays an image based on the image data, wherein the communication controller transmits identification information representing a predetermined general-purpose device other than the image display device as identification information representing the type of the image display device to the image supply device for starting the data communication, and wherein the communication controller receives the image data from the image supply device as the general-purpose device and supplies the received image data to the image display unit for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20070153208
    Abstract: A display unit capable of preventing corrosion of a metal wiring and improving the reliability is provided. The display unit includes a driving panel having a bonding region and a terminal region on a driving substrate, and a sealing panel being bonded on the bonding region of the driving panel with an adhesive layer in between. The bonding region includes a circuit section, a coating layer covering a circuit section, and a display portion composed of a plurality of display devices. A plurality of metal wirings are electrically connected to the circuit section in the bonding region and are extended to the terminal region. The coating layer has at least one separated region between the plurality of metal wirings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Sakaguchi, Yasuhiro Kanaya, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Shinji Kubota, Kazunari Takagi, Akira Yumoto
  • Publication number: 20070088780
    Abstract: There has been a problem of necessitating a complicated work for establishing a connection capable of intercommunication between a computer as server and a projector as client. When a connection is established between a server 20 and projectors 301 through 30n, a communication command is issued according to UDP-based broadcasting to retrieve connectable projectors 301 through 303. Thereafter, the projector 301 to be connected is selected and is assigned an IP address to establish the connection. In this manner, a user can easily obtain a connection environment capable of intercommunication between the server 20 and the projector 301. A TCP/IP communication command is used to input or output image data, ensuring reliable transmission. Since the authentication can be provided using a keyword projected during the connection establishment, it is possible to prevent an unauthorized access to the projector 301 by an outsider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 7204739
    Abstract: A cathode panel for a cold cathode field emission display, comprising; (a) a plurality of main wirings, (b) a plurality of branch wirings extending from each main wiring, and (c) cold cathode electron emitting portions connected to the branch wirings, wherein a branch wiring connecting a cold cathode electron emitting portion defective in operation and a main wiring is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kamide, Shinji Kubota, Hiroshi Sata, Kazuo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20050236964
    Abstract: A cathode panel for a cold cathode field emission display, comprising; (a) a plurality of main wirings, (b) a plurality of branch wirings extending from each main wiring, and (c) cold cathode electron emitting portions connected to the branch wirings, wherein a branch wiring connecting a cold cathode electron emitting portion defective in operation and a main wiring is cut off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Yukikhiro Kamide, Shinji Kubota, Hiroshi Sata, Kazuo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20050160479
    Abstract: A network system of a projector is provided in which a network connection is established between a plurality of information terminal apparatus and the projector, and an image data file owned by an information terminal apparatus can be commonly used. A network system of a projector is arranged by an information terminal apparatus and a projector connectable to the information terminal apparatus via a network. The information terminal apparatus is arranged by a personal computer which supplies image data to the projector, and personal computers which are connected to this personal computer by a wireless manner. When the network connection is established between the personal computer and the projector, and when the network connection between the personal computer and the personal computers is established, the image data is commonly used among these personal computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 6917155
    Abstract: A cathode panel for a cold cathode field emission display, comprising; (a) a plurality of main wirings, (b) a plurality of branch wirings extending from each main wiring, and (c) cold cathode electron emitting portions connected to the branch wirings, wherein a branch wiring connecting a cold cathode electron emitting portion defective in operation and a main wiring is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kamide, Shinji Kubota, Hiroshi Sata, Kazuo Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20050137795
    Abstract: A navigation system for providing different modes of navigation guidance to drivers is provided. A smart card stores user information. In a main apparatus, a parameter table storage section stores parameters which are used for controlling the outputting of navigation guidance to an entity. A control section acquires at least one parameter from the parameter table storage section based on the user information stored in the smart card, and thereafter generates information necessary for providing navigation guidance for the entity in accordance with the acquired parameter(s). A display section or an audio output section outputs various information generated by the control section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Kiyomi Sakamoto, Noboru Nomura, Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 6859728
    Abstract: A navigation system for providing different modes of navigation guidance to drivers is provided. A smart card stores user information. In a main apparatus, a parameter table storage section stores parameters which are used for controlling the outputting of navigation guidance to an entity. A control section acquires at least one parameter from the parameter table storage section based on user information stored in the smart card, and thereafter generates information necessary for providing navigation guidance for the entity in accordance with the acquired parameter(s). A display section or an audio output section outputs various information generated by the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyomi Sakamoto, Noboru Nomura, Shinji Kubota
  • Publication number: 20040227900
    Abstract: With a conventional image-display system, a presenter sometimes has difficulty in providing every viewer with an easy-to-see picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota, Toru Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20040130502
    Abstract: A system consisting of a plurality of terminals storing image data and an image displaying device which are connected with each other through a network capable of two-way communication has the disadvantage of decreasing in throughput on account of slow image data transfer over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 6732112
    Abstract: There is provided a network system in which, when the data of a plurality of pages having a hyperlinked structure is prepared for a server machine, a user can easily access an arbitrary service of an arbitrary page by using keys arranged on a user terminal. The network system includes a server machine and a plurality of user terminals 30. The server machine includes a memory for storing data of a plurality of pages having a hyperlinked structure described in a language along the specification of the HTML, and setup data described in the language along the specification of the HTML to perform allocation of functions of keys of the user terminal for each page and explanation of the functions allocated to the respective keys. Each of the user terminals 30 includes a plurality of keys 42 and processing means for displaying a page supplied from the server machine on a display 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhito Nagatomo, Shinji Kubota, Tadashi Kinebuchi, Hiroyuki Baba, Masanori Konishi
  • Publication number: 20030191585
    Abstract: A navigation system for providing different modes of navigation guidance to drivers is provided. A smart card 2 stores user information. In a main apparatus 3, a parameter table storage section 33 stores parameters which are used for controlling the outputting of navigation guidance to an entity. A control section 37 acquires at least one parameter from the parameter table storage section 33 based on the user information stored in the smart card 2, and thereafter generates information necessary for providing navigation guidance for the entity in accordance with the acquired parameter(s). A display section 38 or an audio output section 39 outputs various information generated by the control section 37.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Kiyomi Sakamoto, Noboru Nomura, Shinji Kubota
  • Publication number: 20030051139
    Abstract: A projector system of the present invention includes a projector 10 and a personal computer PC as an information terminal, which communicate with each other via a network connection. The projector 10 generates a password required for establishment of the network connection and projects the password on a screen SC. A user of the personal computer PC inputs the password projected on the screen SC. The password is used for authentication of the network connection between the projector 10 and the personal computer PC and cipher communication therebetween. This arrangement of the present invention enhances the convenience of the projector that is capable of establishing a network connection with the information terminal, while ensuring secrecy of communicating data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 6520820
    Abstract: A cold cathode field emission device comprising; (A) a cathode electrode formed on a support, (B) an insulating layer formed on the support and the cathode electrode, (C) a gate electrode formed on the insulating layer, (D) an opening portion which penetrates through the gate electrode and the insulating layer, and (E) an electron emitting portion which is positioned at a bottom portion of the opening portion and has a tip portion having a conical form and being composed of a crystalline conductive material, the tip portion of the electron emitting portion having a crystal boundary nearly perpendicular to the cathode electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Kubota, Kazuo Kikuchi, Hiroshi Sata
  • Patent number: 6465941
    Abstract: A cold cathode field emission device comprising; (A) a cathode electrode formed on a support, (B) an insulating layer formed on the support and the cathode electrode, (C) a gate electrode formed on the insulating layer, (D) an opening portion which penetrates through the gate electrode and the insulating layer, and (E) an electron emitting portion which is positioned at a bottom portion of the opening portion and has a tip portion having a conical form and being composed of a crystalline conductive material, the tip portion of the electron emitting portion having a crystal boundary nearly perpendicular to the cathode electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Kubota, Kazuo Kikuchi, Hiroshi Sata