Patents by Inventor Takao Someya

Takao Someya 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: 20220199286
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an electronic functional member having high stretch-resistance. [Solution] An electronic functional member provided with: fibers formed in web-like shape and configuring a fiber web; a coating film coating the fibers and having a Young's modulus smaller than that of the fibers; and an electrically conductive film formed on the surface of the coating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Takao Someya, Akihito Miyamoto, Yan Wang, Yorishige Matsuba, Ikue Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11291114
    Abstract: This fiber net includes a fiber net having an electrode part, in which a fiber constituting the electrode part includes a core material, a relaxation layer which covers at least a part of a surface of the core material and contains a material having a higher Young's modulus than a material forming the core material, and a conductive layer which covers a surface of the relaxation layer on a side opposite to the core material side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Takao Someya, Sunghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11284507
    Abstract: A wiring board includes: a substrate first elastic modulus including a first surface and second surface positioned on the opposite side of the first surface; wiring positioned on the first surface side of the substrate and connected to an electrode of an electronic component mounted on the wiring board; and a reinforcing member second elastic modulus greater than the first elastic modulus and including a first reinforcing part positioned on the first surface side of the substrate or on the second surface side of the substrate and partially overlaps the electronic component mounted on the wiring board when viewed along the normal direction of the first surface of the substrate. The wiring includes a section that does not overlap the reinforcing member when viewed along the normal direction of the first surface including pluralities of peaks and valleys aligned along a planar direction of the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kenichi Ogawa, Takao Someya
  • Publication number: 20220069220
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic electroluminescence device capable of having not only a device lifetime comparable to that of an existing organic electroluminescence device but also a small thickness of smaller than 10 ?m and excellent flexibility. The present invention relates to an organic electroluminescence device having a structure including: an anode; a cathode on a substrate; and a laminate of multiple layers between the anode and the cathode, the device having a thickness of smaller than 10 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Takao SOMEYA, Tomoyuki YOKOTA, Hirohiko FUKAGAWA, Takahisa SHIMIZU, Katsuyuki MORII, Tsuyoshi GOYA, Kenji KUWADA
  • Publication number: 20220031182
    Abstract: A detection device includes a first optical sensor, a second optical sensor disposed at a predetermined distance from the first optical sensor, a light source that emits light to be detected by the first optical sensor and the second optical sensor facing a living body tissue including a blood vessel, and a processor that calculates a pulse wave velocity of the blood vessel based on a time-series variation of an output of the first optical sensor, a time-series variation of an output of the second optical sensor, and the predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Hirofumi KATO, Takanori TSUNASHIMA, Makoto UCHIDA, Takashi NAKAMURA, Akio TAKIMOTO, Takao SOMEYA, Tomoyuki YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20220036036
    Abstract: A detection device includes a plurality of optical sensors arranged in a detection area, a light source configured to emit light that is emitted to an object to be detected and is detected by the optical sensors, and a processor configured to perform processing based on outputs from the optical sensors. The processor is configured to determine, based on the outputs of the respective optical sensors obtained at a cycle of a predetermined period, an optical sensor an output of which is to be employed from among the optical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Hirofumi KATO, Makoto UCHIDA, Takanori TSUNASHIMA, Takashi NAKAMURA, Akio TAKIMOTO, Takao SOMEYA, Tomoyuki YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20220037410
    Abstract: A detection device includes a photodiode, and a thin-film transistor coupled to the photodiode. The thin-film transistor includes a semiconductor layer between a light-blocking layer and the photodiode, and an electrode layer between the semiconductor layer and the photodiode, and the electric layer includes a source electrode and a drain electrode of the thin-film transistor. The source electrode extends to a position facing the light-blocking layer with the semiconductor layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi NAKAMURA, Makoto UCHIDA, Masahiro TADA, Marina MOCHIZUKI, Hirofumi KATO, Akio TAKIMOTO, Takao SOMEYA, Tomoyuki YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20220015228
    Abstract: A substrate that is stretchable and that at least has a wiring region; wiring at least positioned in the wiring region on a first surface side of the substrate, the wiring having a meandering shape section that includes peaks and valleys aligned along a first direction that is one of planar directions of the first surface of the substrate; and a stretching control mechanism that controls extension and contraction of the substrate. The stretching control mechanism at least includes stretching control parts that are positioned in the wiring region of the substrate and that are aligned along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Naoko OKIMOTO, Kenichi OGAWA, Takao SOMEYA
  • Publication number: 20210326623
    Abstract: A detection device according to an aspect includes: a sensor base; a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements that are provided in a detection area of the sensor base and are configured to receive light incident thereon and output signals corresponding to the received light; a plurality of switching elements provided in the respective photoelectric conversion elements; a plurality of gate lines that are coupled to the switching elements and extend in a first direction; a first light source configured to emit first light having a first maximum emission wavelength; and a second light source configured to emit second light having a second maximum emission wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hirofumi KATO, Takanori TSUNASHIMA, Makoto UCHIDA, Takashi NAKAMURA, Akio TAKIMOTO, Takao SOMEYA, Tomoyuki YOKOTA
  • Publication number: 20210328162
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a flexible electronic element substrate comprising a polyimide layer that has both low ultraviolet transmittance and high visible light transmittance and that is capable of suppressing ultraviolet degradation without any reduction in the performance of an electronic element. In order to solve this problem, the flexible electronic element substrate comprises a polyimide layer that satisfies all of (1) through (3) below: (1) maximum transmittance at a wavelength of 400±5 nm is 70% or higher at a thickness of 5 ?m; (2) the b* value in an L*a*b* color system is 5 or less at a thickness of 5 ?m; and (3) transmittance of light at a wavelength of 350 nm is 10% or less at a thickness of 5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: RIKEN, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenjiro FUKUDA, Hiroki KIMURA, Takao SOMEYA, Kenichi FUKUKAWA, Masaki OKAZAKI, Tatsuhiro URAKAMI
  • Patent number: 11107601
    Abstract: The invention provides an elastic conductor which is excellent in stretchability and hardly causes a decrease in conductivity even when stretched. The elastic conductor includes an elastomer and two types of conductive particles, wherein the two types of conductive particles are flake-like particles and nanoparticles, and the conductive particles are dispersed throughout the elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Naoji Matsuhisa, Takao Someya, Daishi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11109479
    Abstract: A substrate that is stretchable and that at least has a wiring region; wiring at least positioned in the wiring region on a first surface side of the substrate, the wiring having a meandering shape section that includes peaks and valleys aligned along a first direction that is one of planar directions of the first surface of the substrate; and a stretching control mechanism that controls extension and contraction of the substrate. The stretching control mechanism at least includes stretching control parts that are positioned in the wiring region of the substrate and that are aligned along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Naoko Okimoto, Kenichi Ogawa, Takao Someya
  • Patent number: 11051764
    Abstract: A blood flow disorder detection device includes: a sensor sheet including a flexible substrate and a plurality of sensors provided on the flexible substrate; and an analyzer that analyzes outputs of the plurality of sensors. The plurality of sensors measure different types of blood flow information of a living tissue, the blood flow information being obtained by attaching the sensor sheet to the living tissue. The analyzer detects a blood flow disorder in the living tissue by analyzing the different types of blood flow information from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD., KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Sekino, Yoko Tomioka, Yusuke Inoue, Takao Someya, Shinri Sakai, Shintaro Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10991764
    Abstract: A photodetector array of a stacked film comprises, a plurality of first electrodes formed on a substrate and extending in parallel in a first direction, a plurality of second electrodes extending in parallel in a second direction crossing the first electrodes, a first organic thin film diode and a second organic thin film diode disposed between each of the first electrodes and each of the second electrodes, and an intermediate connection electrode layer serving as a common anode or a common cathode. The intermediate connection electrode layer connects the first organic thin film diode and the second organic thin film diode by backward-diode connection. At least either the first electrodes or the second electrodes are transparent with light passing therethrough, the first organic thin film diode is a photoresponsive organic diode, and the second organic thin film diode is an organic rectifier diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNTLE INC.
    Inventors: Peter Zalar, Naoji Matsuhisa, Takao Someya
  • Patent number: 10966316
    Abstract: A wiring film is provided between a cloth and an electronic component, wherein the wiring film has a wiring layer including an extensible film and wirings provided along the extensible film inside or on an outer surface of the extensible film and at least a part of the wirings is exposed from a first surface of the wiring layer that faces the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Masao Nakajima, Ichiro Amimori, Osamu Sawanobori, Takao Someya
  • Publication number: 20210029824
    Abstract: This fiber net includes a fiber net having an electrode part, in which a fiber constituting the electrode part includes a core material, a relaxation layer which covers at least a part of a surface of the core material and contains a material having a higher Young's modulus than a material forming the core material, and a conductive layer which covers a surface of the relaxation layer on a side opposite to the core material side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Takao SOMEYA, Sunghoon LEE
  • Publication number: 20200323453
    Abstract: An electronic functional member according to the present embodiment includes a substrate; a fiber mesh comprising a fibrous resin composition that extends onto and is connected to the substrate; and a patterned conductive coating portion that coats one surface of a portion of the fiber mesh and that also extends onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Sung Won Lee, Takao Someya, Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Shinri Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200281073
    Abstract: A substrate that is stretchable; wiring positioned on a first surface side of the substrate, the wiring having a meandering shape section including peaks and valleys aligned along a first direction that is one of planar directions of the first surface of the substrate; and a stretching control mechanism that controls extension and contraction of the substrate. The substrate has a component region and a wiring region adjacent to the component region. The component region includes a component-fixing region overlapping an electronic component mounted on the wiring board when viewed along the normal direction of the first surface of the substrate and a component-surrounding region positioned around the component-fixing region. The stretching control mechanism is positioned in the component-surrounding region and at least includes a stretching control part that spreads to the border between the component-surrounding region and the component-fixing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicants: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Naoko OKIMOTO, Kenichi OGAWA, Takao SOMEYA
  • Publication number: 20200281074
    Abstract: A substrate that is stretchable and that at least has a wiring region; wiring at least positioned in the wiring region on a first surface side of the substrate, the wiring having a meandering shape section that includes peaks and valleys aligned along a first direction that is one of planar directions of the first surface of the substrate; and a stretching control mechanism that controls extension and contraction of the substrate. The stretching control mechanism at least includes stretching control parts that are positioned in the wiring region of the substrate and that are aligned along the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicants: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Naoko OKIMOTO, Kenichi OGAWA, Takao SOMEYA
  • Publication number: 20200260573
    Abstract: This wiring board comprises: a substrate having a first elastic modulus and including a first surface and a second surface positioned on the opposite side of the first surface; wiring positioned on the first surface side of the substrate and connected to an electrode of an electronic component mounted on the wiring board; and a reinforcing member having a second elastic modulus greater than the first elastic modulus and at least including a first reinforcing part that is positioned on the first surface side of the substrate or on the second surface side of the substrate and that at least partially overlaps the electronic component mounted on the wiring board when viewed along the normal direction of the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicants: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kenichi OGAWA, Takao SOMEYA