Patents by Inventor Susumu Kawashima

Susumu Kawashima 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: 20210066442
    Abstract: A display device that can easily achieve higher definition is provided. The display device includes a pixel, a first wiring, and a second wiring. The pixel includes first to fourth transistors, a first capacitor, and a light-emitting element. One of a source and a drain of the first transistor is connected to the first wiring, and the other of the source and the drain of the first transistor is connected to a gate of the second transistor and to the first capacitor. The light-emitting element is connected to one of a source and a drain of the second transistor. The first wiring is supplied with a first data potential. The second wiring is supplied with a second data potential and a reset potential in different periods. The third transistor supplies the second data potential to the first capacitor. The fourth transistor supplies the reset potential to the light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori WATANABE, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI
  • Patent number: 10930237
    Abstract: A display device that achieves both high-accuracy sensing by a touch sensor unit and smooth input using the touch sensor unit is provided. The display device includes a display unit and the touch sensor unit. The touch sensor unit performs touch sensing operation at a different timing from display image rewriting by the display unit, whereby the high-accuracy sensing can be achieved. The display unit has a function of rewriting a display image only in a region that needs to be rewritten. In the case where the entire display region is not necessarily rewritten, the time for the sensing operation by the touch sensor unit can be lengthened, whereby the smooth input can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Susumu Kawashima, Kouhei Toyotaka, Kei Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20210011347
    Abstract: A display device capable of improving the image quality is provided. The display device includes a pixel in which a first node, a second node, a third node, and a display element are provided, and the same image data is written to the first node and the second node first. Then, at the same time when the image data is read from the second node to the third node, the image data is added to the image data in the first node by capacitive coupling. This operation enables a data potential higher than or equal to the output voltage of a source driver to be supplied to the display element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Naoto KUSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200372868
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a display device with high display quality. The display device of the present invention includes a pixel and a source driver circuit. The pixel includes first and second transistors (21, 22), a capacitor (25), and a display element (26). The source driver circuit is electrically connected to first and second wirings (31, 32). The first wiring (31) is electrically connected to one electrode of the capacitor 25 and one electrode of the display element (26) through the first transistor (21). The second wiring (32) is electrically connected to the other electrode of the capacitor (25) and the other electrode of the display element (26) through the second transistor (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kei TAKAHASHI, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Kazunori WATANABE, Shigeru ONOYA
  • Publication number: 20200357863
    Abstract: Display unevenness in a display panel is suppressed. A display panel with a high aperture ratio of a pixel is provided. The display panel includes a first pixel electrode, a second pixel electrode, a third pixel electrode, a first light-emitting layer, a second light-emitting layer, a third light-emitting layer, a first common layer, a second common layer, a common electrode, and an auxiliary wiring. The first common layer is positioned over the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode. The first common layer has a portion overlapping with the first light-emitting layer and a portion overlapping with the second light-emitting layer. The second common layer is positioned over the third pixel electrode. The second common layer has a portion overlapping with the third light-emitting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki NAKAMURA, Shingo EGUCHI, Tomoya AOYAMA, Nozomu SUGISAWA, Junya MARUYAMA, Kazuhiko FUJITA, Masataka SATO, Susumu KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200357354
    Abstract: A display device capable of improving image quality is provided. The display device includes a first circuit, a pixel, and a wiring. The first circuit has a function of supplying data to the wiring and a function of making the wiring floating to hold the data. The pixel has a function of taking in the data twice from the wiring and performing addition. The pixel can perform the first writing of the data in a period during which the data is supplied to the wiring, and can perform the second writing of the data in a period during which the data is held in the wiring. Therefore, by one time of data charging to a source line, a data potential larger than or equal to an output voltage of a source driver can be supplied to a display element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Naoto KUSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200341340
    Abstract: A display apparatus in which a high voltage can be supplied to a display device is provided. The display apparatus includes a data generation circuit, a source driver circuit, and a pixel. The source driver circuit is electrically connected to the pixel through first and second wirings functioning as signal lines. The pixel includes a display device that is a liquid crystal device, a potential of one electrode of the display device can be a potential of the first wiring, and a potential of the other electrode of the display device can be a potential of the second wiring. The image data generation circuit has a function of generating digital image data including first and second data. In the case where image data corresponding to the digital image data is supplied to the pixel, one of the first and second wirings is made to have a potential corresponding to first data, and the other of the first and second wirings is made to have a potential corresponding to the first data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Kazunori WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200326570
    Abstract: A display device capable of improving image quality is provided. The display device includes a plurality of capacitors, a plurality of transistors, and a display element in a pixel. The plurality of capacitors are connected in series through a wiring, and one of the plurality of transistors is electrically connected to one electrode of the plurality of capacitors connected in series, the other electrode thereof, and the wiring. The display element can operate in accordance with the sum of a plurality of pieces of input data, so that image correction such as image upconversion, HDR display, or improvement in the luminance can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Naoto KUSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200327835
    Abstract: To provide a display device capable of displaying a plurality of images by superimposition using a plurality of memory circuits provided in a pixel. A plurality of memory circuits are provided in a pixel, and signals corresponding to images for superimposition are retained in each of the plurality of memory circuits. In the pixel, the signals corresponding to the images for superimposition are added to each of the plurality of memory circuits. The signals are added to the signals retained in the memory circuits by capacitive coupling. A display element can display an image corresponding to a signal in which a signal written to a pixel through a wiring is added to the signals retained in the plurality of memory circuits. Reduction in the amount of arithmetic processing for displaying images by superimposition can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kei TAKAHASHI, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200320930
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that reduces variations in the characteristics of driving transistors and corrects image data is provided. The semiconductor device includes an image data retention portion, a correction data retention portion, a driver circuit portion, a display element, and a threshold voltage correction circuit portion. The image data retention portion has a function of retaining first image data, and the correction data retention portion has a function of retaining correction data, and a function of generating second image data corresponding to the first image data and the correction data when the first image data is retained in the image data retention portion. The driver circuit portion has a function of generating a current corresponding to the second image data and feeding the current to the display element, and the threshold voltage correction circuit portion has a function of correcting a threshold voltage of a driving transistor in the driver circuit portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Kei TAKAHASHI, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200312238
    Abstract: A display device capable of improving image quality is provided. A first pixel circuit and a second pixel circuit are included; a memory node is provided in each pixel circuit and a first signal can be retained in the memory node. The first signal is added to a second signal by capacitive coupling, and then can be supplied to a display element. Thus, the display device can display a corrected image. Furthermore, the first pixel circuit and the second pixel circuit share a signal line, whereby the aperture ratio of a pixel can be increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori WATANABE, Kei TAKAHASHI, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Koji KUSUNOKI
  • Publication number: 20200302889
    Abstract: A display device with a low power consumption a small circuit area is provided. The display device includes an image signal line, an image data storage portion, a correction data storage portion, and a display element; the correction data storage portion is electrically connected to the image signal line, the image signal line is electrically connected to the image data storage portion, and the image data storage portion is electrically connected to the display element. The image signal line stores a first image data with parasitic capacitance, and the image data storage portion stores the first image data. The correction data storage portion stores a correction data, and then generates a second image data having more gradation levels using the correction data in the correction data storage portion after storing the first image data in the image data storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Koji KUSUNOKI, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10770482
    Abstract: A display device capable of improving image quality with low power consumption is provided. A storage node is provided in each pixel and a first signal can be held in the storage node. A second signal is added to the first signal by capacitive coupling to generate a third signal. A display element operates in response to the third signal. Thus, regardless of the output voltage of a driver that supplies data, a high voltage can be supplied to the display element. Consequently, even a display element that requires a relatively high voltage for operation can operate with low power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kawashima, Naoto Kusumoto
  • Publication number: 20200279874
    Abstract: A display device capable of performing proper display without image signal conversion is provided. In the case of high-resolution display, individual data is supplied to each pixel through a first signal line and a first transistor included in each pixel. In the case of low-resolution display, the same data is supplied to a plurality of pixels through a second signal line and a second transistor electrically connected to the plurality of pixels. When the number of image signals to be displayed is more than one and the image signals support different resolutions, display can be performed without up conversion or down conversion by switching an image signal supply path as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Naoto KUSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200279525
    Abstract: A display device that can display a high-luminance image is provided. The display device includes a display element and a memory circuit which is electrically connected to a first wiring and a second wiring. First, a reference potential is supplied to the first wiring. Next, a first image signal is supplied to the memory circuit through the second wiring. Then, the second image signal is added to the first image signal by supplying the second image signal to the memory circuit through the first wiring. After that, an image obtained by superimposing an image corresponding to the first image signal and an image corresponding to the second image signal on each other is displayed with the display element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Kei TAKAHASHI, Kentaro HAYASHI, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200258921
    Abstract: To provide a display device having a small circuit area and low power consumption. The display device includes a semiconductor device and a D/A converter circuit, and the semiconductor device includes first to third transistors and first and second capacitors. A first terminal of the first transistor is electrically connected to a first terminal of the first capacitor. A first terminal of the second transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the third transistor, a second terminal of the first capacitor, and a first terminal of the second capacitor. A first terminal of the third transistor is electrically connected to a second terminal of the second capacitor. An output terminal of the D/A converter circuit is electrically connected to a second terminal of the first transistor and a second terminal of the second transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200193928
    Abstract: A display device capable of performing image processing is provided. A memory node is provided in each pixel included in the display device. An intended correction data is held in the memory node. The correction data is calculated by an external device and written into each pixel. The correction data is added to image data by capacitive coupling, and the resulting data is supplied to a display element. Thus, the display element can display a corrected image. The correction enables image upconversion, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Naoto KUSUMOTO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200194527
    Abstract: To provide a display device capable of performing image processing. Each pixel is provided with a memory circuit in which desired correction data is retained. The correction data is generated by calculation in an external device and written to each pixel. The correction data is added to image data by capacitive coupling and supplied to a display element. Thus, the display element can display a corrected image. Through the correction, image upconversion can be performed, or image quality decreased because of variations in pixel transistor characteristics can be corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Naoto KUSUMOTO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200175905
    Abstract: A high-resolution display system is provided. A display system with high display quality is provided. The display system includes a processing unit and a display unit. A first image signal is supplied to the processing unit. The processing unit has a function of generating a second image signal by using the first image signal. The processing unit has a function of generating a correction signal. The display unit includes a pixel. The pixel includes a display element and a memory circuit. The second image signal and the correction signal are supplied to the pixel. The memory circuit has a function of retaining the correction signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Koji KUSUNOKI, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Kouhei TOYOTAKA
  • Publication number: 20200142229
    Abstract: A display device capable of performing image processing is provided. Each pixel is provided with a memory circuit, and desired correction data is held in the memory circuit. The correction data is calculated in an external device and written into each pixel. The correction data is added to image data owing to capacitive coupling, and the resulting data is supplied to a display element. Thus, a corrected image can be displayed with the display element. The correction enables image upconversion or can compensate for an image quality reduction due to characteristics variations of transistors included in pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Susumu KAWASHIMA