Patents by Inventor Shunpei Yamazaki

Shunpei Yamazaki 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: 20190219859
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to decrease the resistance of a power supply line, to suppress a voltage drop in the power supply line, and to prevent defective display. A connection terminal portion includes a plurality of connection terminals. The plurality of connection terminals is provided with a plurality of connection pads which is part of the connection terminal. The plurality of connection pads includes a first connection pad and a second connection pad having a line width different from that of the first connection pad. Pitches between the plurality of connection pads are equal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kimura, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190221896
    Abstract: A semiconductor device in which a circuit and a battery are efficiently stored is provided. In the semiconductor device, a first transistor, a second transistor, and a secondary battery are provided over one substrate. A channel region of the second transistor includes an oxide semiconductor. The secondary battery includes a solid electrolyte, and can be fabricated by a semiconductor manufacturing process. The substrate may be a semiconductor substrate or a flexible substrate. The secondary battery has a function of being wirelessly charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Junpei MOMO, Kazutaka KURIKI, Hiromichi GODO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190221170
    Abstract: An object is to provide a liquid crystal display device which can recognize image display even when the liquid crystal display device is used in a dim environment. In one pixel, a pixel electrode including both of a region where incident light through a liquid crystal layer is reflected and a transmissive region is provided, and image display can be performed in both modes: the reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and the transmissive mode where the backlight is used as an illumination light source. When there is external light with insufficient brightness, that is, in a dim environment, the backlight emits weak light and an image is displayed in the reflective mode, whereby image display can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Jun KOYAMA, Yoshiharu HIRAKATA
  • Publication number: 20190223301
    Abstract: A light-emitting device can be folded in such a manner that a flexible light-emitting panel is supported by a plurality of housings which are provided spaced from each other and the light-emitting panel is bent so that surfaces of adjacent housings are in contact with each other. Furthermore, in the light-emitting device, in which part or the whole of the housings have magnetism, the two adjacent housings can be fixed to each other by a magnetic force when the light-emitting device is used in a folded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiharu HIRAKATA, Yasuhiro JINBO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10355067
    Abstract: A first organic resin layer is formed over a first substrate; a first insulating film is formed over the first organic resin layer; a first element layer is formed over the first insulating film; a second organic resin layer is formed over a second substrate; a second insulating film is formed over the second organic resin layer; a second element layer is formed over the second insulating film; the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded; a first separation step in which adhesion between the first organic resin layer and the first substrate is reduced; the first organic resin layer and a first flexible substrate are bonded with a first bonding layer; a second separation step in which adhesion between the second organic resin layer and the second substrate is reduced; and the second organic resin layer and a second flexible substrate are bonded with a second bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Masakatsu Ohno, Hiroki Adachi, Satoru Idojiri, Koichi Takeshima
  • Publication number: 20190214505
    Abstract: A transistor with small parasitic capacitance can be provided. A transistor with high frequency characteristics can be provided. A semiconductor device including the transistor can be provided. Provided is a transistor including an oxide semiconductor, a first conductor, a second conductor, a third conductor, a first insulator, and a second insulator. The first conductor has a first region where the first conductor overlaps with the oxide semiconductor with the first insulator positioned therebetween; a second region where the first conductor overlaps with the second conductor with the first and second insulators positioned therebetween; and a third region where the first conductor overlaps with the third conductor with the first and second insulators positioned therebetween. The oxide semiconductor including a fourth region where the oxide semiconductor is in contact with the second conductor; and a fifth region where the oxide semiconductor is in contact with the third conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Masayuki SAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20190214410
    Abstract: A highly flexible display device and a method for manufacturing the display device are provided. A transistor including a light-transmitting semiconductor film, a capacitor including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a dielectric film between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a first insulating film covering the semiconductor film are formed over a flexible substrate. The capacitor includes a region where the first electrode and the dielectric film are in contact with each other, and the first insulating film does not cover the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190212852
    Abstract: An input/output device includes a first sensor electrode and a second sensor electrode. In addition, the input/output device includes a first electrode and a second electrode which are electrodes for a display element, and a substrate sandwiched between the first sensor electrode and the second sensor electrode. The second sensor electrode is formed concurrently with the first electrode using the same material. The input/output device sensors a change in capacitance of a capacitor formed between the first sensor electrode and the second sensor electrode. Furthermore, a third sensor electrode to which a floating potential is applied may be provided to overlap with the first electrode. In the input/output device, either a liquid crystal element or a light-emitting element may be used, or both the liquid crystal element and the light-emitting element may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hajime KIMURA, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190214058
    Abstract: An object of one embodiment of the present invention is to propose a memory device in which a period in which data is held is ensured and memory capacity per unit area can be increased. In the memory device of one embodiment of the present invention, bit lines are divided into groups, and word lines are also divided into groups. The word lines assigned to one group are connected to the memory cell connected to the bit lines assigned to the one group. Further, the driving of each group of bit lines is controlled by a dedicated bit line driver circuit of a plurality of bit line driver circuits. In addition, cell arrays are formed on a driver circuit including the above plurality of bit line driver circuits and a word line driver circuit. The driver circuit and the cell arrays overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jun KOYAMA, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10347771
    Abstract: One embodiment is a method for manufacturing a stacked oxide material, including the steps of forming an oxide component over a base component; forming a first oxide crystal component which grows from a surface toward an inside of the oxide component by heat treatment, and leaving an amorphous component just above a surface of the base component; and stacking a second oxide crystal component over the first oxide crystal component. In particular, the first oxide crystal component and the second oxide crystal component have common c-axes. Same-axis (axial) growth in the case of homo-crystal growth or hetero-crystal growth is caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10345977
    Abstract: A novel input/output panel that is highly convenient and reliable is provided. The input/output panel includes a gate wiring, a first electrode, a second electrode, a current sensing circuit, and a pixel. The first electrode is electrically connected to the gate wiring. The second electrode intersects with the gate wiring and is provided so that capacitance is generated between the first electrode and the second electrode. The current sensing circuit is electrically connected to the second electrode and has a function of sensing a change in the capacitance. The pixel includes a transistor and a display element. The transistor includes a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode. The gate electrode is electrically connected to the gate wiring. The display element includes a third electrode and a liquid crystal material. The third electrode is electrically connected to the source electrode or the drain electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kimura, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10345670
    Abstract: To display a high-quality video regardless of a usage environment. To provide a display device which is lightweight and less likely to be broken. To reduce power consumption of the display device. The display device includes a first display element, a first transistor connected to the first display element, a second display element, and a second transistor connected to the second display element. The first display element is a reflective display element. The first display element and the first transistor are bonded to the second display element and the second transistor with an adhesive layer. Light from the second display element is extracted to the display surface on the first display element side. The light is condensed or guided by a light-condensing means or a light-guiding means provided in a path of the light from the second display element to the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Ikeda, Fumito Isaka, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10347212
    Abstract: An information processing device including a display unit and an input unit is driven by a first step of inputting an input signal from the input unit, a second step of starting to move an image displayed on the display unit, a third step of lowering luminance of the image, a fourth step of checking whether the image reaches a position of predetermined coordinates, a fifth step of increasing the luminance of the image in the case where the image reaches the position of the predetermined coordinates, and a sixth step of stopping moving the image so as to perform eye-friendly display with the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yuji Iwaki, Jiro Imada
  • Patent number: 10345861
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 10347197
    Abstract: To provide a liquid crystal display device which can perform image display in both modes: a reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and a transmissive mode where a backlight is used. In one pixel, a region where incident light through a liquid crystal layer is reflected to perform display (reflective region) and a region through which light from the backlight passes to perform display (transmissive region) are provided, and image display can be performed in both modes: the reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and the transmissive mode where the backlight is used as an illumination light source. In addition, two transistors connected to respective pixel electrode layers are provided in one pixel, and the two transistors are separately operated, whereby display of the reflective region and display of the transmissive region can be controlled independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yoshiharu Hirakata
  • Patent number: 10347768
    Abstract: A change in electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device including an interlayer insulating film over a transistor including an oxide semiconductor as a semiconductor film is suppressed. The structure includes a first insulating film which includes a void portion in a step region formed by a source electrode and a drain electrode over the semiconductor film and contains silicon oxide as a component, and a second insulating film containing silicon nitride, which is provided in contact with the first insulating film to cover the void portion in the first insulating film. The structure can prevent the void portion generated in the first insulating film from expanding outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Koezuka, Toshinari Sasaki, Katsuaki Tochibayashi, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20190207033
    Abstract: A highly reliable semiconductor device and a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device are provided. The semiconductor device is manufactured with a high yield, so that high productivity is achieved. In a semiconductor device including a transistor in which a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer are provided over and in contact with an oxide semiconductor film, entry of impurities and formation of oxygen vacancies in an end face portion of the oxide semiconductor film are suppressed. This can prevent fluctuation in the electric characteristics of the transistor which is caused by formation of a parasitic channel in the end face portion of the oxide semiconductor film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Motoki NAKASHIMA, Masahiro TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10338447
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing, with high mass productivity, liquid crystal display devices having highly reliable thin film transistors with excellent electric characteristics is provided. In a liquid crystal display device having an inverted staggered thin film transistor, the inverted staggered thin film transistor is formed as follows: a gate insulating film is formed over a gate electrode; a microcrystalline semiconductor film which functions as a channel formation region is formed over the gate insulating film; a buffer layer is formed over the microcrystalline semiconductor film; a pair of source and drain regions are formed over the buffer layer; and a pair of source and drain electrodes are formed in contact with the source and drain regions so as to expose a part of the source and drain regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yukie Suzuki, Hideaki Kuwabara, Hajime Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190198501
    Abstract: The memory capacity of a DRAM is enhanced. A semiconductor memory device includes a driver circuit including part of a single crystal semiconductor substrate, a multilayer wiring layer provided over the driver circuit, and a memory cell array layer provided over the multilayer wiring layer. That is, the memory cell array overlaps with the driver circuit. Accordingly, the integration degree of the semiconductor memory device can be increased as compared to the case where a driver circuit and a memory cell array are provided in the same plane of a substrate containing a singe crystal semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Yasuhiko TAKEMURA
  • Patent number: 10333108
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide a light emitting device which can display a superior image in which luminescent color from each light emitting layer is beautifully displayed and power consumption is lowered in a light emitting element in which light emitting layers are stacked. One feature of the invention is that, in a light emitting element which comprises light emitting layers stacked between electrodes, each distance between each light emitting layer and an electrode is odd multiples of quarter wavelength with a range of plus or minus 10% thereof by controlling a thickness of a layer provided therebetween to enhance luminous output efficiency. Another feature of the invention is that a drive voltage is lowered using a high conductive material for the layer compared with a conventional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Takeshi Noda, Shunpei Yamazaki