Patents by Inventor Shinji Okabe

Shinji Okabe 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: 10690975
    Abstract: Provided are an active-matrix substrate, a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device, which render it possible to inhibit electrostatic discharge from occurring during the process of manufacturing a display panel and suppress manufacturing cost. An IGZO film, which is positioned between a silicon oxide film included in a gate insulating film and an etch-stop layer, is annealed at 200 to 350° C. after a passivation film for protecting a TFT is formed. As a result, the passivation film is annealed, and the IGZO film is changed from a conductor to a semiconductor. Consequently, it is not only possible to suppress the occurrence of ESD, but also possible to eliminate the need to sever an electrostatic discharge prevention circuit from a display panel, resulting in a reduced cost of manufacturing a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Hirohiko Nishiki, Shinji Nakajima, Izumi Ishida, Shogo Murashige
  • Publication number: 20200194254
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the semiconductor device including a substrate, and an oxide semiconductor TFT that is supported by the substrate and includes an oxide semiconductor film as an active layer. The method includes: (A) preparing MO gas containing a first organometallic compound that contains In and a second organometallic compound that contains Zn; and (B) supplying gas containing the MO gas and oxygen to the substrate placed in a chamber under a condition in which the substrate is heated to 500° C. or lower, and growing an oxide semiconductor film containing In and Zn on the substrate using an MOCVD method. Step (B) is performed under a condition in which plasma is formed in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji NAKAJIMA, Hirohiko NISHIKI, Hirohide MIMURA, Yuhichi SAITOH, Yujiro TAKEDA, Shogo MURASHIGE, Izumi ISHIDA, Tohru OKABE
  • Patent number: 10685598
    Abstract: A wiring delay is prevented or reduced by lowering a wiring resistance without making a wire wider. The present invention includes: a light blocking film (102); a light-transmitting film (106); and a first wiring layer (105A) which serves as part of a wire configured to electrically control an amount of transmitted light for each pixel, the first wiring layer (105A) being provided over the light blocking film (102), and the light-transmitting film (106) being provided over the first wiring layer (105A) so as to cover a side surface of the first wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Hirohiko Nishiki, Shinji Nakajima, Izumi Ishida, Shogo Murashige
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10644055
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion portion, a metal containing portion provided on the semiconductor substrate, an interlayer insulation film arranged on the semiconductor substrate to cover the metal containing portion, a first silicon nitride layer arranged on the photoelectric conversion portion to include a portion lying between the interlayer insulation film and the semiconductor substrate, a silicon oxide film including a portion arranged between the first silicon nitride layer and the photoelectric conversion portion, and a portion arranged between the interlayer insulation film and the metal containing portion, a second silicon nitride layer arranged between the silicon oxide film and the metal containing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Kodaira, Takehito Okabe, Mitsuhiro Yomori, Nobuyuki Endo, Tomoyuki Tezuka, Toshihiro Shoyama, Jun Iwata
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200091269
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Shinsuke SAIDA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Hiroki TANIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200044192
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinsuke SAIDA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Akira INOUE, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA
  • Publication number: 20190336586
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a pharmaceutical composition containing a fusion protein comprising an antibody and a lysosomal enzyme as an active ingredient, which is stable enough to permit its distribution to the market. [Solution] A lyophilized formulation containing; a fusion protein comprising an antibody and a lysosomal enzyme as an active ingredient, and further containing a neutral salt, a disaccharide, a nonionic surfactant, and a buffer. Such a lyophilized formulation includes, for example, as an active ingredient, a fusion protein comprising an anti-transferrin receptor antibody and human iduronate-2-sulfatase, and further containing sodium chloride as the neutral salt, sucrose as the disaccharide, poloxamer as the nonionic surfactant, and phosphate buffer as the buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidehito Yasukawa, Yuka Yamaguchi, Shinji Okabe
  • Publication number: 20190319222
    Abstract: The photomask includes: transmissive portions configured to form the opening portion, a semi-transmitted light portion configured to form the planar portion, and a light blocking portion configured to form each of the plurality of photo spacer portions. The light blocking portion is formed in an island shape between the transmissive portions arranged in a lattice shape, and an end portion of the light blocking portion is formed to extend, between two of the transmissive portions, along outer edges of the two of the transmissive portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ryosuke GUNJI, Tohru OKABE, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Shinsuke SAIDA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190312091
    Abstract: A display device is provided that may prevent peeling of a sealing layer between a first partition and a second partition formed at an end portion of the sealing layer that seals a light emitting layer. An organic EL display device includes a sealing layer that is configured to seal a light emitting element layer and is doubly enclosed at an end portion by a first bank and a second bank that is formed more on the outer side than the first bank with a gap in between. An outer side wall surface of the first bank facing the second bank is formed as a gentle slope with an inclination angle smaller than an inner side wall surface of the first bank on the side opposite to the second bank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Shinsuke SAIDA, Tohru OKABE, Ryosuke GUNJI, Hiroki TANIYAMA, Shinji ICHIKAWA, Yoshihiro NAKADA, Hiroharu JINMURA, Akira INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190271618
    Abstract: An apparatus including a reagent cartridge and a reaction chamber, the reagent cartridge having a reagent capsule removably positioned therein for dispensing of a reagent onto the reaction chamber. A system including a linearly translatable mounting assembly having a plurality of mounting stations dimensioned to receive at least one fluid dispensing cartridge, a linearly translatable bulk reagent dispensing assembly having a plurality of bulk reagent dispensing nozzles coupled thereto and a receiving assembly positioned beneath the mounting assembly and the bulk reagent dispensing assembly, the receiving assembly including a plurality of reaction stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Xuan S. Bui, Anthony L. Hartman, Toshiyuki Fujimaki, Shinji Tokudaiji, Yoshitake Okabe, Yoshitada Mizusawa
  • Publication number: 20190205134
    Abstract: A transmitting station includes a common memory, a receiver, a state-change information memory, a state-change table storage, and a state-change detection controller. The common memory includes a plurality of blocks storing therein data that is periodically broadcast by scan transmission among other transmitting stations. The state-change detection controller, when receiving the data from the other transmitting station, reads out from the state-change table storage a state detection word of the block corresponding to the other transmitting station of a transmission source of the relevant received data, and detects a state change of a word that is indicated by the common memory address stored in the state-change information memory in association with a target pointer that is an address pointer of the read-out state detection word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi INOUE, Motohiko OKABE, Shinji TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10295444
    Abstract: An apparatus including a reagent cartridge and a reaction chamber, the reagent cartridge having a reagent capsule removably positioned therein for dispensing of a reagent onto the reaction chamber. A system including a linearly translatable mounting assembly having a plurality of mounting stations dimensioned to receive at least one fluid dispensing cartridge, a linearly translatable bulk reagent dispensing assembly having a plurality of bulk reagent dispensing nozzles coupled thereto and a receiving assembly positioned beneath the mounting assembly and the bulk reagent dispensing assembly, the receiving assembly including a plurality of reaction stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sakura Finetek U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Xuan S. Bui, Anthony L. Hartman, Toshiyuki Fujimaki, Shinji Tokudaiji, Yoshitake Okabe, Yoshitada Mizusawa
  • Publication number: 20020002515
    Abstract: A reception server receives a formation request for forming an image from a user terminal through a network. A seller forms a digital image based on digital data of an original image, and registers the formed digital image in an art database. The seller informs a requester of the formation request about completion of forming the digital image. The reception server reads out a corresponding digital image from the art database, and displays the read digital image on the user terminal, in response to a request from the user terminal. If a button “OK” is clicked on the user terminal, the reception server executes a predetermined payment process. After it is confirmed that the requester has paid for the requested image, the reception server permits the user terminal to download the digital image. The requester then outputs the digital image, downloaded using the user terminal, using a printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventors: Hiromichi Okazaki, Kiyomi Ikeda, Shinji Okabe, Naoko Shijo
  • Patent number: 6037559
    Abstract: A circular blank made of a steel plate is lapped onto an Al-based plate in lapped areas of the Al alloy plate and another steel plate. Then, the three members are pressed by a pair of electrodes, and a welding current is allowed to flow between both the electrodes, thereby sequentially performing the melting of a current-supplied portion of the Al alloy plate and a portion near the current-supplied portion, the elimination of a molten portion by a partial bulgy deformation of the blank toward the Al alloy plate, the abutment of the bulgy deformed portion against the steel plate, and the resistance-welding between the bulgy deformed portion and the steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinji Okabe, Takanori Yahaba
  • Patent number: 5753885
    Abstract: A powder material for use in resistance welding articles of aluminum comprises a mixture of 10-50% by weight of a liquid resin and the remaining proportion of a magnesium powder or a blend of magnesium and aluminum powders. Also a method of resistance welding articles of aluminum comprises the steps of preparing a pasty mixture by mixing in a predetermined amount of a liquid resin having a predetermined initial viscosity, a predetermined amount of a metal powder or a blend of metal and metal oxide powders, and inserting the pasty mixture between the mating weld surfaces of the aluminum articles. Only a small welding force and a low current will be required in producing a resistance weld connection between the aluminum articles with desired strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Iwasa, Shinji Okabe, Mitsuru Noguchi, Takanori Yahaba
  • Patent number: 5599467
    Abstract: An aluminum weldment is produced by resistance-welding aluminum workpieces, and has a nugget formed between the aluminum workpieces which contains more magnesium than the base material of the aluminum workpieces. The nugget contains 5.about.17 wt % of magnesium which forms a solid solution with aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Showa Aluminum Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Okabe, Takashi Iwasa, Takushi Irie, Yuichi Furukawa, Ichiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 5565117
    Abstract: Workpieces of aluminum alloy are resistance-welded while a powdery mixture of magnesium and a metal oxide is being interposed between regions of workpieces of aluminum alloy which are to be joined to each other. The metal oxide may comprise at least one material selected from the group consisting of TiO.sub.2, SiO.sub.2, Cr.sub.2 O.sub.3, MnO.sub.2, Fe.sub.2 O.sub.3, CuO, and Ti.sub.2 O.sub.3 and the powdery mixture may include aluminum powder. The workpieces may be made of aluminum, stainless steel, or the like rather than aluminum alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Showa Aluminum Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Iwasa, Shinji Okabe, Takushi Irie, Yuichi Furukawa, Ichiro Iwai