Patents by Inventor Sho Sakamoto

Sho Sakamoto 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: 20210299402
    Abstract: A catheter tube includes an inner layer tube as an axial center portion, a reinforcing wire member composed of a first helical portion helically wound around the inner layer tube from a base portion of the inner layer tube to an intermediate position near a tip portion, and a second helical portion helically wound around by being folded in a direction intersecting with the first helical portion at the intermediate position, and an outer layer tube covering the inner layer tube and the reinforcing wire member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Sho SAKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8866980
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including a plurality of display pixels; and a barrier section including a plurality of sub-regions that allow light to transmit therethrough and block the light. The barrier section includes a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the substrates, and a plurality of spacers interposed between the substrates. An array direction of the spacers adjacent to each other of the plurality of spacers is different from an array direction of the display pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto, Akira Yoshikaie
  • Patent number: 8854559
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a display section displaying an image; and a liquid crystal barrier section having a plurality of liquid crystal barriers extending in a predetermined direction, each of the liquid crystal barriers including a liquid crystal layer and a barrier electrode to transmit and block light, wherein the barrier electrode includes a stem portion extending in the predetermined direction, and a plurality of branch portions extending from the stem portion, and the liquid crystal barrier section includes one or more groups of the liquid crystal barriers, the one group of the liquid crystal barriers including the barrier electrodes with patterns different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Yuichi Inoue, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8743302
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including a plurality of display pixels; and a liquid crystal barrier section including a plurality of barrier regions. Each of the barrier regions extends in a first direction inclined with respect to an arrangement direction of the display pixels, and allows light to transmit therethrough and blocks the light. The liquid crystal barrier section includes: a liquid crystal layer; and a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer interposing the liquid crystal layer in between. The first electrode layer includes an electrode pattern having a slit provided along the first direction in the barrier regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20140036360
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a display section including a plurality of pixels and a black matrix formed between the adjacent pixels, and displaying n-number of perspective images having respective perspectives through allocating the n-number of perspective images to n-number of adjacent pixels, respectively, where n is an integer of 2 or larger; and a parallax device including a plurality of separation elements, two or more adjacent separation elements of the plurality of separation elements being arranged in correspondence with the n-number of adjacent pixels, the parallax device separating the n-number of perspective images into respective n-number of directions. A single specific separation element of the two or more adjacent separation elements allows a single specific perspective image of the plurality of perspective images to be viewed from a specific perspective position, and the rest allow the black matrix to be viewed from the specific perspective position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Yutaka Imai
  • Patent number: 8638402
    Abstract: A stereoscopic display includes: a display panel configured to display an image in either one of two or more arrangement states including a first arrangement state and a second arrangement state which are switchable with each other; and a lens array device arranged to face a display surface of the display panel. The lens array device produces a lens effect in a direction, the direction of effect being changed between in the first arrangement state and in the second arrangement state. The display panel includes an array of a plurality of sub-pixels, and a combination of sub-pixels used as a unit pixel is changed between in the first arrangement state and in the second arrangement state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Kenichi Takahashi, Koji Ishioka, Masayoshi Akita
  • Publication number: 20140016049
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a light-ray control section including first structures, the first structures being arranged at a first pitch; a liquid crystal display section including second structures, the second structures being arranged at a second pitch; and a backlight, in which one in which a structure arrangement pitch is smaller of the liquid crystal display section and the light-ray control section is disposed between the other one of the liquid crystal display section and the light-ray control section, and the backlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Yoshikaie, Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140009705
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a liquid crystal display section including first electrodes, a liquid crystal layer, and a second electrode, the first electrodes corresponding to a plurality of unit pixels, the second electrode being disposed to face the first electrodes with the liquid crystal layer in between; a backlight; and a light-ray control section inserted between the liquid crystal display section and the backlight, in which each of the unit pixels includes a plurality of domains or a single domain, the plurality of domains in which liquid crystal alignment differs between the domains, and each of the first electrodes is uniformly formed in each of the plurality of domains or the single domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Akira Yoshikaie, Sho Sakamoto, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8587737
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including display pixels; and a liquid crystal barrier section including barrier regions. Each of the barrier regions extends in a first direction that is inclined with respect to an array direction of the display pixels, and allows light to transmit therethrough and blocks the light. The liquid crystal barrier section includes a liquid crystal layer, and a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer interposing the liquid crystal layer in between. The first electrode layer includes a plurality of line-shaped electrodes. The line-shaped electrodes extend in the first direction and arranged side-by-side in a second direction different from the first direction, and one or more of the line-shaped electrodes includes first slits and second slits extending in respective directions different from the array direction of the display pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8436953
    Abstract: A stereoscopic display includes: a display panel configured to display an image in either one of two or more arrangement states including a first arrangement state and a second arrangement state which are switchable with each other; and a lens array device arranged to face a display surface of the display panel. The lens array device produces a lens effect in a direction, the direction of effect being changed between in the first arrangement state and in the second arrangement state. The display panel includes an array of a plurality of sub-pixels, and a combination of sub-pixels used as a unit pixel is changed between in the first arrangement state and in the second arrangement state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Kenichi Takahashi, Koji Ishioka, Masayoshi Akita
  • Patent number: 8427626
    Abstract: A stereoscopic display device includes a display panel performing image display, and a lens array element including a first electrode, a second electrode opposed to the first electrode, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the lens array element being configured in such a manner that a lens effect on display image light from the display panel is controlled depending on a voltage applied to the first electrode and a voltage applied to the second electrode. One of the first electrode and the second electrode is structured to allow an electric field to be applied to the liquid crystal layer for each of a plurality of predetermined sub-regions, individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Sho Sakamoto, Yoshihisa Sato
  • Publication number: 20130021329
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit respectively displaying respective pixel information of plural viewpoint images different from one another by arranging the pixel information in a circulating order in the plural viewpoint images on a display surface; and a barrier unit having plural liquid crystal barriers capable of being switched between an open state and a closed state, extending in a first direction as well as arranged side by side in a second direction intersecting the first direction, in which each barrier includes plural branch electrodes arranged side by side. A pitch ā€œsā€ of the branch electrodes in the second direction satisfies the following expression (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Yuichi Inoue, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8350899
    Abstract: A stereoscopic display device includes: a display panel having a display screen on which two-dimensional image is displayed, and configured to polarize image light of the image-displaying into a particular polarization direction; and a lens array element disposed to oppose the display screen of the display panel, and having a liquid crystal layer which includes liquid crystal molecules having a refractive index anisotropy and aligned in a predetermined orientation direction under no application of voltage. The lens array element is configured to electrically change the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules to generate a lens effect, and configured to selectively change a state of passing therethrough of the image light exiting from the display panel. The predetermined orientation direction of the liquid crystal molecules of the lens array element and the polarization direction of the image light are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Sho Sakamoto, Takashi Oku
  • Publication number: 20120268704
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including display pixels; and a liquid crystal barrier section including barrier regions. Each of the barrier regions extends in a first direction that is inclined with respect to an array direction of the display pixels, and allows light to transmit therethrough and blocks the light. The liquid crystal barrier section includes a liquid crystal layer, and a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer interposing the liquid crystal layer in between. The first electrode layer includes a plurality of line-shaped electrodes. The line-shaped electrodes extend in the first direction and arranged side-by-side in a second direction different from the first direction, and one or more of the line-shaped electrodes includes first slits and second slits extending in respective directions different from the array direction of the display pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20120268673
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a display section displaying an image; and a liquid crystal barrier section having a plurality of liquid crystal barriers extending in a predetermined direction, each of the liquid crystal barriers including a liquid crystal layer and a barrier electrode to transmit and block light, wherein the barrier electrode includes a stem portion extending in the predetermined direction, and a plurality of branch portions extending from the stem portion, and the liquid crystal barrier section includes one or more groups of the liquid crystal barriers, the one group of the liquid crystal barriers including the barrier electrodes with patterns different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Yuichi Inoue, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20120268697
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including a plurality of display pixels; and a liquid crystal barrier section including a plurality of barrier regions. Each of the barrier regions extends in a first direction inclined with respect to an arrangement direction of the display pixels, and allows light to transmit therethrough and blocks the light. The liquid crystal barrier section includes: a liquid crystal layer; and a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer interposing the liquid crystal layer in between. The first electrode layer includes an electrode pattern having a slit provided along the first direction in the barrier regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20120268671
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including a plurality of display pixels; and a barrier section including a plurality of sub-regions that allow light to transmit therethrough and block the light. The barrier section includes a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the substrates, and a plurality of spacers interposed between the substrates. An array direction of the spacers adjacent to each other of the plurality of spacers is different from an array direction of the display pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Inoue, Sho Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20120268672
    Abstract: A barrier device includes: liquid crystal barriers extending in a first direction and disposed away from a display plane of a display section that displays an image. The liquid crystal barriers include a liquid crystal layer and sub-electrodes and allow light to transmit therethrough and block the light. The liquid crystal barriers structure at least one group of the liquid crystal barriers. The sub-electrodes, belonging to a first liquid crystal barrier of a pair of the liquid crystal barriers, adjoin, in a second direction, the sub-electrodes belonging to a second liquid crystal barrier in the pair of the liquid crystal barriers. The pair of the liquid crystal barriers are adjacent to each other in the at least one group of the liquid crystal barriers, and the second direction is different from both of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction within the display plane of the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Sakamoto, Yuichi Inoue, Kenichi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20120127286
    Abstract: A display device includes: an optical barrier unit which includes a plurality of gate groups each including a plurality of gates, and in which gates in different groups perform a gating operation individually at different timings; a combined image generator which generates a plurality of sequences of combined images each corresponding to the plurality of gate groups based on a plurality of different viewpoint images in accordance with an opening timing of the respective gate groups; and a display unit which displays the corresponding sequence of combined images in synchronization with the gating operation of the respective gate groups, wherein the combined image generator generates at least one sequence of combined images through interpolation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa SATO, Yoshiki OKAMOTO, Tetsuyuki YOSHIDA, Atsuhiro CHIBA, Sho SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120120121
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image display apparatus including: a transmissive display panel; an illuminator configured to illuminate a rear surface of the transmissive display panel; an optical separator which includes a plurality of switchers capable of switching between a light transmitting state and a light blocking state, for separating an image displayed on the transmissive display panel by bringing one of the switchers into the light transmitting state and the other switchers into the light blocking state; and a light regulator capable of switching between a light diffusing state and a light transmitting state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Yoshida, Yoshihisa Sato, Yoshiki Okamoto, Sho Sakamoto, Atsuhiro Chiba