Patents by Inventor Shunichi Suwa

Shunichi Suwa 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: 11414923
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a light-shielding device and a light-shielding method which make an object that is meant to be invisible to human beings enter a state in which the object is hidden so as to be invisible to eyes, or make an object that is meant to be visible enter a state in which the object is visible to eyes in correspondence with biological information. A light-shielding wall, which partitions two spaces and includes a plurality of panels capable of being controlled to a transmitting state in which light is transmitted or a light-shielding state in which light is shielded, is used as a window, an orientation of a face of a user who is sleeping is detected as biological information, and the light-shielding wall is controlled so that the user is capable of visually recognizing light when it reaches an alarm setting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Nagamine, Junichi Rekimoto, Shunichi Suwa
  • Patent number: 11312942
    Abstract: Provided is a material-fixing substrate that does not have to use copper as a catalyst because the substrate-bonding site includes a cyclic alkyne to form a covalent bond with a surface of the substrate, and therefore that can reduce damage to a cell, for example, in a case where a to-be-fixed material is the cell. The material-fixing substrate has a to-be-fixed material fixed thereon via a material-fixing agent. The material-fixing agent includes: a substrate-bonding site that forms a covalent bond with a surface of the substrate and includes at least a cyclic alkyne; a hydrophilic site that is bonded to the substrate-bonding site; a light-responsive site that is bonded to the hydrophilic site and changes the skeleton thereof by irradiation with light; and an attachment site to which the to-be-fixed material is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Suwa, Kunihiko Nagamine, Masahiro Matsumoto, Daisuke Yamaguchi, Yoshio Goto, Kyohei Yoshimitsu
  • Publication number: 20220113597
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is formed by arraying a plurality of pixels 10, and the pixel 10 includes a first substrate 20, a second substrate 50, a first electrode 120 formed on the first substrate 20, a second electrode 52 formed on the second substrate 50, and a liquid crystal layer 60. A pretilt angle is provided to a liquid crystal molecule 61, and the first electrode 120 is formed of a transparent conductive material layer and a foundation layer 150 including a plurality of projecting portions 130 and recessed portions 140. A first transparent conductive material layer 135 connected to a first power feeding unit is formed on a projecting portion top surface 151 of the foundation layer 150, and a second transparent conductive material layer 145 connected to a second power feeding unit is formed on a recessed portion bottom surface 152 of the foundation layer 150.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: SHUNICHI SUWA, MASASHI MIYAKAWA, CHIKASHI KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220111583
    Abstract: To provide a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, the method being able to freely control physical properties of a three-dimensional structure. Provided is a method for manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, the method including orienting molecules of a first anisotropic material and/or molecules of a second anisotropic material while forming a layer containing the first anisotropic material and/or the second anisotropic material, in which the molecules of the first anisotropic material and/or the molecules of the second anisotropic material are repeatedly oriented a plurality of times while the layer is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventor: SHUNICHI SUWA
  • Publication number: 20220097294
    Abstract: To provide a 3D printer device capable of manufacturing a three-dimensional structure in which a physical property of the three-dimensional structure is freely controlled. Provided is a 3D printer device at least provided with a three-dimensional structure forming liquid for forming a three-dimensional structure, a bath that accommodates the three-dimensional structure forming liquid, and an electrode, in which the electrode is arranged on a bottom surface of the bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventor: SHUNICHI SUWA
  • Patent number: 11243439
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is formed by arraying a plurality of pixels 10, and the pixel 10 includes a first substrate 20, a second substrate 50, a first electrode 120 formed on the first substrate 20, a second electrode 52 formed on the second substrate 50, and a liquid crystal layer 60. A pretilt angle is provided to a liquid crystal molecule 61, and the first electrode 120 is formed of a transparent conductive material layer and a foundation layer 150 including a plurality of projecting portions 130 and recessed portions 140. A first transparent conductive material layer 135 connected to a first power feeding unit is formed on a projecting portion top surface 151 of the foundation layer 150, and a second transparent conductive material layer 145 connected to a second power feeding unit is formed on a recessed portion bottom surface 152 of the foundation layer 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Shunichi Suwa, Masashi Miyakawa, Chikashi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210389508
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting device capable of manipulating a wider range of parameters to reproduce various light sources. A light source unit 10 includes, for example, a liquid crystal panel and a backlight, and each pixel is a light source capable of adjusting innumerable hues and intensities capable of adjusting hue and intensity. A lenticular lens 20 includes an array of a plurality of lenticules, and is arranged such that a plurality of light sources capable of adjusting hue and intensity is associated with each lenticule. In addition, on the outer periphery of the cylindrical portion of each lenticule, a partition is formed to block emission light from the pixel below the adjacent lenticule, thereby preventing repetition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: YUICHIRO TAKEUCHI, SHUNICHI SUWA, KUNIHIKO NAGAMINE
  • Publication number: 20210373389
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a liquid crystal display panel comprising an electrode is provided. The electrode comprises a plurality of convex branch electrode portions arranged in a plane, the convex branch electrode portions being convex when viewed from a first direction perpendicular to the plane and extending from a central region of the electrode to a periphery of the electrode, and a plurality of concave branch electrode portions, the concave branch electrode portions being concave when viewed from the first direction, extending from the central region to the periphery and adjacent to convex branch electrode portions. According to some aspects, a method of applying a pretilt to molecules in a liquid crystal layer of a liquid crystal display panel by applying a voltage to the liquid crystal layer via first and second electrodes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Shunichi SUWA, Masashi MIYAKAWA, Chikashi KOBAYASHI, YOJI NAGASE
  • Patent number: 11125919
    Abstract: A lighting device capable of manipulating a wider range of parameters to reproduce various light sources. A light source unit includes, for example, a liquid crystal panel and a backlight, and each pixel is a light source capable of adjusting innumerable hues and intensities capable of adjusting hue and intensity. A lenticular lens includes an array of a plurality of lenticules, and is arranged such that a plurality of light sources capable of adjusting hue and intensity is associated with each lenticule. In addition, on the outer periphery of the cylindrical portion of each lenticule, a partition is formed to block emission light from the pixel below the adjacent lenticule, thereby preventing repetition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro Takeuchi, Shunichi Suwa, Kunihiko Nagamine
  • Patent number: 11119360
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a liquid crystal display panel comprising an electrode is provided. The electrode comprises a plurality of convex branch electrode portions arranged in a plane, the convex branch electrode portions being convex when viewed from a first direction perpendicular to the plane and extending from a central region of the electrode to a periphery of the electrode, and a plurality of concave branch electrode portions, the concave branch electrode portions being concave when viewed from the first direction, extending from the central region to the periphery and adjacent to convex branch electrode portions. According to some aspects, a method of applying a pretilt to molecules in a liquid crystal layer of a liquid crystal display panel by applying a voltage to the liquid crystal layer via first and second electrodes is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Shunichi Suwa, Masashi Miyakawa, Chikashi Kobayashi, Yoji Nagase
  • Publication number: 20200409222
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is formed by arraying a plurality of pixels 10, and the pixel 10 includes a first substrate 20, a second substrate 50, a first electrode 120 formed on the first substrate 20, a second electrode 52 formed on the second substrate 50, and a liquid crystal layer 60. A pretilt angle is provided to a liquid crystal molecule 61, and the first electrode 120 is formed of a transparent conductive material layer and a foundation layer 150 including a plurality of projecting portions 130 and recessed portions 140. A first transparent conductive material layer 135 connected to a first power feeding unit is formed on a projecting portion top surface 151 of the foundation layer 150, and a second transparent conductive material layer 145 connected to a second power feeding unit is formed on a recessed portion bottom surface 152 of the foundation layer 150.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: SHUNICHI SUWA, MASASHI MIYAKAWA, CHIKASHI KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200333667
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a liquid crystal display panel comprising an electrode is provided. The electrode comprises a plurality of convex branch electrode portions arranged in a plane, the convex branch electrode portions being convex when viewed from a first direction perpendicular to the plane and extending from a central region of the electrode to a periphery of the electrode, and a plurality of concave branch electrode portions, the concave branch electrode portions being concave when viewed from the first direction, extending from the central region to the periphery and adjacent to convex branch electrode portions. According to some aspects, a method of applying a pretilt to molecules in a liquid crystal layer of a liquid crystal display panel by applying a voltage to the liquid crystal layer via first and second electrodes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: SHUNICHI SUWA, MASASHI MIYAKAWA, CHIKASHI KOBAYASHI, YOJI NAGASE
  • Publication number: 20200318076
    Abstract: Provided is a material-fixing substrate that does not have to use copper as a catalyst because the substrate-bonding site includes a cyclic alkyne to form a covalent bond with a surface of the substrate, and therefore that can reduce damage to a cell, for example, in a case where a to-be-fixed material is the cell. The material-fixing substrate has a to-be-fixed material fixed thereon via a material-fixing agent. The material-fixing agent includes: a substrate-bonding site that forms a covalent bond with a surface of the substrate and includes at least a cyclic alkyne; a hydrophilic site that is bonded to the substrate-bonding site; a light-responsive site that is bonded to the hydrophilic site and changes the skeleton thereof by irradiation with light; and an attachment site to which the to-be-fixed material is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: SHUNICHI SUWA, KUNIHIKO NAGAMINE, MASAHIRO MATSUMOTO, DAISUKE YAMAGUCHI, YOSHIO GOTO, KYOHEI YOSHIMITSU
  • Patent number: 10795208
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is formed by arraying a plurality of pixels 10, and the pixel 10 includes a first substrate 20, a second substrate 50, a first electrode 120 formed on the first substrate 20, a second electrode 52 formed on the second substrate 50, and a liquid crystal layer 60. A pretilt angle is provided to a liquid crystal molecule 61, and the first electrode 120 is formed of a transparent conductive material layer and a foundation layer 150 including a plurality of projecting portions 130 and recessed portions 140. A first transparent conductive material layer 135 connected to a first power feeding unit is formed on a projecting portion top surface 151 of the foundation layer 150, and a second transparent conductive material layer 145 connected to a second power feeding unit is formed on a recessed portion bottom surface 152 of the foundation layer 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Suwa, Masashi Miyakawa, Chikashi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10754200
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a liquid crystal display panel comprising an electrode is provided. The electrode comprises a plurality of convex branch electrode portions arranged in a plane, the convex branch electrode portions being convex when viewed from a first direction perpendicular to the plane and extending from a central region of the electrode to a periphery of the electrode, and a plurality of concave branch electrode portions, the concave branch electrode portions being concave when viewed from the first direction, extending from the central region to the periphery and adjacent to convex branch electrode portions. According to some aspects, a method of applying a pretilt to molecules in a liquid crystal layer of a liquid crystal display panel by applying a voltage to the liquid crystal layer via first and second electrodes is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Suwa, Masashi Miyakawa, Chikashi Kobayashi, Yoji Nagase
  • Publication number: 20200230881
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure manufacturing method capable of freely controlling physical properties of a three-dimensional structure is provided. There is provided the three-dimensional structure manufacturing method including: forming a layer containing at least one type of chemical substance; and orienting molecules of the at least one type of chemical substance, the forming the layer and the orienting the molecules being repeated a plurality of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Shunichi SUWA
  • Publication number: 20190218773
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a light-shielding device, a light-shielding method, and a program which make an object that is meant to be invisible to human beings enter a state in which the object is hidden so as to be invisible to eyes, or make an object that is meant to be visible enter a state in which the object is visible to eyes in correspondence with a state of the periphery of a light-shielding wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: SHUNICHI SUWA, JUNICHI REKIMOTO, KUNIHIKO NAGAMINE, YOSHINOBU ARISUMI
  • Publication number: 20190195012
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a light-shielding device, a light-shielding method, and a program which make an object that is meant to be invisible to human beings enter a state in which the object is hidden so as to be invisible to eyes, or make an object that is meant to be visible enter a state in which the object is visible to eyes in correspondence with biological information. A light-shielding wall, which partitions two spaces and includes a plurality of panels capable of being controlled to a transmitting state in which light is transmitted or a light-shielding state in which light is shielded, is used as a window, an orientation of a face of a user who is sleeping is detected as biological information, and the light-shielding wall is controlled so that the user is capable of visually recognizing light of which a light source is the sun when it reaches an alarm setting time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: KUNIHIKO NAGAMINE, JUNICHI REKIMOTO, SHUNICHI SUWA
  • Patent number: 10120242
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of arranged pixels. Each of the pixels includes: a first substrate and a second substrate; a first electrode provided on a counter face of the first substrate, the counter face facing the second substrate; a second electrode provided on a counter face of the second substrate, the counter face facing the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer that contains liquid crystal molecules, and is sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal molecules are given a pre-tilt. The first electrode includes a base layer 150 that contains a plurality of recesses and protrusions, and transparent conductive material layers 135 and 145. The first transparent conductive material layer 135 connected to a first power supply portion is formed on protrusion top faces 151 of the base layer 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Suwa, Masashi Miyakawa, Chikashi Kobayashi, Yoji Nagase, Kunihiko Nagamine
  • Patent number: 10082702
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display apparatus includes a plurality of rectangular pixels. Each pixel includes a first electrode and a second electrode. A slit region and a concave and convex portion are formed in the first electrode. It further includes a control circuit. The plurality of pixels are constituted of a first pixel group and a second pixel group. First data lines and for applying a voltage on the first electrode are provided closer to the first substrate than the first electrode. In each pixel that constitutes the first pixel group, a second data line extension extending from a second data line is provided adjacent to a first data line. In each pixel that constitutes the second pixel group, a first data line extension extending from the first data line is provided adjacent to the second data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Chikashi Kobayashi, Shunichi Suwa, Masashi Miyakawa, Yoji Nagase, Sumito Shiina, Seiji Shibahara, Hiroki Takahashi, Hiromasa Mitani, Kunihiko Nagamine, Koji Hidaka, Masahiko Mizuki