Patents by Inventor Tetsuya Ooshima

Tetsuya Ooshima 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: 10088624
    Abstract: To provide a thin liquid crystal display device featuring excellent color reproducibility. The liquid crystal display panel includes: a liquid crystal display panel outputting different colors on a per-pixel basis; and a backlight. The backlight includes: a light source; a light guide; a reflective sheet on a back side of the light guide; and a group of optical sheets including a wavelength converter and disposed between the liquid crystal display panel and the light guide. The wavelength converter has a structure where quantum dots are dispersed in a transparent medium. The wavelength converter is bonded to another optical medium by means of a diffusing adhesive. Nanoparticles for developing Rayleigh scattering are dispersed in the wavelength converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishikawa, Tetsuya Ooshima, Yasuhisa Shiraishi, Masateru Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9995965
    Abstract: In an FFS liquid crystal display device, viewing angle characteristics are further improved. In an FFS liquid crystal display device, the alignment axis of a first alignment film of a first substrate and the alignment axis of a second alignment film of a second substrate are directed in the same direction. At least two of an upper polarizer, a lower polarizer, or a retardation plate 160 satisfy conditions below. (1) The absorption axis of the upper polarizer forms an angle of one to 45 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis. (2) The absorption axis of the lower polarizer forms an angle of 91 to 135 degrees inclusive or forms an angle of 45 to 89 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis. (3) The extension axis of the retardation plate 160 forms an angle of one to 45 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishikawa, Tetsuya Ooshima
  • Publication number: 20170227701
    Abstract: To provide a thin liquid crystal display device featuring excellent color reproducibility. The liquid crystal display panel includes: a liquid crystal display panel outputting different colors on a per-pixel basis; and a backlight. The backlight includes: a light source; a light guide; a reflective sheet on a back side of the light guide; and a group of optical sheets including a wavelength converter and disposed between the liquid crystal display panel and the light guide. The wavelength converter has a structure where quantum dots are dispersed in a transparent medium. The wavelength converter is bonded to another optical medium by means of a diffusing adhesive. Nanoparticles for developing Rayleigh scattering are dispersed in the wavelength converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Masaki NISHIKAWA, Tetsuya OOSHIMA, Yasuhisa SHIRAISHI, Masateru MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160187722
    Abstract: In an FFS liquid crystal display device, viewing angle characteristics are further improved. In an FFS liquid crystal display device, the alignment axis of a first alignment film of a first substrate and the alignment axis of a second alignment film of a second substrate are directed in the same direction. At least two of an upper polarizer, a lower polarizer, or a retardation plate 160 satisfy conditions below. (1) The absorption axis of the upper polarizer forms an angle of one to 45 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis. (2) The absorption axis of the lower polarizer forms an angle of 91 to 135 degrees inclusive or forms an angle of 45 to 89 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis. (3) The extension axis of the retardation plate 160 forms an angle of one to 45 degrees inclusive with the alignment axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Masaki NISHIKAWA, Tetsuya OOSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8054288
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize an image display device for color display with high luminance and high contrast. In the present invention, a unit cell 111 is filled with electrophoresis ink including two kinds of particles different in chargeability and color being dispersed in transmissive solvent 107. Voltage is applied to an opposite electrode 103, a stacked lower electrode 104 and an upper electrode 105 and thereby electrically charged particles 108a and charged particles 108b are moved to a first opening 106a and a second opening 106b where an insulating layer 110 is provided on the lower electrode 104 and the upper electrode 105. Thus assemblage and diffusion state of two kinds of particles are controlled. Thereby, a unit cell 111 obtains four display colors. Since the lower electrode 104 can be made to be a reflecting layer covering the entire unit cell, it is possible to make the aperture ratio large and the reflection percentage large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Tetsuya Ooshima
  • Patent number: 7990369
    Abstract: An image display apparatus configured by a display panel having an image memory element in a pixel, which achieves low power consumption. A nonvolatile image memory element 1, which can change the resistance value by phase change, is connected to a pixel electrode 25 of a liquid crystal element 5. The output of a thin-film transistor 17 driven by scanning and signal electrode lines 7, 9 is connected to the pixel electrode 25. When the scanning electrode line 7 is selected to have a high level voltage, the thin-film transistor 17 is turned on and a current signal flowing through the signal electrode 9 is sent through the image memory element 1 to a reference electrode line 15. Depending on the current value or pulse width passing through the image memory element 1, the resistance of the image memory element 1 is changed and is stored as a resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Tetsuya Ooshima, Susumu Edo, Akitoyo Konno
  • Publication number: 20070268245
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize an image display device for color display with high luminance and high contrast. In the present invention, a unit cell 111 is filled with electrophoresis ink including two kinds of particles different in chargeability and color being dispersed in transmissive solvent 107. Voltage is applied to an opposite electrode 103, a stacked lower electrode 104 and an upper electrode 105 and thereby electrically charged particles 108a and charged particles 108b are moved to a first opening 106a and a second opening 106b where an insulating layer 110 is provided on the lower electrode 104 and the upper electrode 105. Thus assemblage and diffusion state of two kinds of particles are controlled. Thereby, a unit cell 111 obtains four display colors. Since the lower electrode 104 can be made to be a reflecting layer covering the entire unit cell, it is possible to make the aperture ratio large and the reflection percentage large.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Tetsuya Ooshima
  • Publication number: 20070222723
    Abstract: An image display apparatus configured by a display panel having an image memory element in a pixel, which achieves low power consumption. A nonvolatile image memory element 1, which can change the resistance value by phase change, is connected to a pixel electrode 25 of a liquid crystal element 5. The output of a thin-film transistor 17 driven by scanning and signal electrode lines 7, 9 is connected to the pixel electrode 25. When the scanning electrode line 7 is selected to have a high level voltage, the thin-film transistor 17 is turned on and a current signal flowing through the signal electrode 9 is sent through the image memory element 1 to a reference electrode line 15. Depending on the current value or pulse width passing through the image memory element 1, the resistance of the image memory element 1 is changed and is stored as a resistance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Tetsuya Ooshima, Susumu Edo, Akitoyo Konno
  • Patent number: 6956691
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophoretic display in which an insulating liquid is uniformly provided to the divided microspaces each corresponding to one pixel and display characteristics uniform over the display surface are actualized. The present invention includes a transparent first substrate 1 and a transparent second substrate 2 arranged with a predetermined gap therebetween, charged particles 6 dispersed in an insulating liquid 5 provided to the gap, and a first electrode 3 and a second electrode 4 arranged on either of the first substrate 1 and the second substrate 2, wherein liquid-repellency parts 8 and repellency-lowered parts 9 are arranged on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2, and the insulating liquid 5 is provided to the repellency-lowered parts on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Tetsuya Ooshima, Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20050111075
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophoretic display in which an insulating liquid is uniformly provided to the divided microspaces each corresponding to one pixel and display characteristics uniform over the display surface are actualized. The present invention includes a transparent first substrate 1 and a transparent second substrate 2 arranged with a predetermined gap therebetween, charged particles 6 dispersed in an insulating liquid 5 provided to the gap, and a first electrode 3 and a second electrode 4 arranged on either of the first substrate 1 and the second substrate 2, wherein liquid-repellency parts 8 and repellency-lowered parts 9 are arranged on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2, and the insulating liquid 5 is provided to the repellency-lowered parts on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Tetsuya Ooshima, Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6850357
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophoretic display in which an insulating liquid is uniformly provided to the divided microspaces each corresponding to one pixel and display characteristics uniform over the display surface are actualized. The present invention includes a transparent first substrate 1 and a transparent second substrate 2 arranged with a predetermined gap therebetween, charged particles 6 dispersed in an insulating liquid 5 provided to the gap, and a first electrode 3 and a second electrode 4 arranged on either of the first substrate 1 and the second substrate 2, wherein liquid-repellency parts 8 and repellency-lowered parts 9 are arranged on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2, and the insulating liquid 5 is provided to the repellency-lowered parts on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Tetsuya Ooshima, Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20040207568
    Abstract: In a portable information processing apparatus, frames 5 and 6 on which display devices are mounted are pivotally supported in a coupling portion 3 constituted by a hinge mechanism in an openable/closable manner, while the display devices have main displays 1 and 2, which perform printing with high-resolution quality. While the coupling portion 3 is set to a fulcrum, the main displays 1 and 2 are brought into such a two-page spreading condition for the use, and are overlapped with each other, and are folded into two displays for closure, so that the portable information processing apparatus can be carried. Since a rotation portion 4 is rotated, an image which is displayed on the main displays 1 and 2 can be changed. Both a power switch 7 and a function switch 8, which are necessary switches and the like, are mounted on an edge portion of the frame 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ooshima, Shoichi Hirota, Hiroki Kaneko, Susumu Edo, Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Masahiro Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20040184137
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrophoretic display in which an insulating liquid is uniformly provided to the divided microspaces each corresponding to one pixel and display characteristics uniform over the display surface are actualized. The present invention includes a transparent first substrate 1 and a transparent second substrate 2 arranged with a predetermined gap therebetween, charged particles 6 dispersed in an insulating liquid 5 provided to the gap, and a first electrode 3 and a second electrode 4 arranged on either of the first substrate 1 and the second substrate 2, wherein liquid-repellency parts 8 and repellency-lowered parts 9 are arranged on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2, and the insulating liquid 5 is provided to the repellency-lowered parts on the surface of the first substrate 1 and the surface of the second substrate 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Tetsuya Ooshima, Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20040135763
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display comprising a first and second substrates each being disposed with a predetermined gap therebetween; a layer comprising an insulating solvent and charged particles dispersed in the insulating solvent, the layer being sandwiched between the substrates; a first electrode disposed on one of the substrates; and a second electrode disposed on the second substrate, wherein the second electrode has a reflector with uneven surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Shoichi Hirota, Tetsuya Ooshima, Masatoshi Wakagi, Shinichi Komura
  • Publication number: 20040041761
    Abstract: An image display apparatus configured by a display panel having an image memory element in a pixel, which achieves low power consumption. A nonvolatile image memory element 1, which can change the resistance value by phase change, is connected to a pixel electrode 25 of a liquid crystal element 5. The output of a thin-film transistor 17 driven by scanning and signal electrode lines 7, 9 is connected to the pixel electrode 25. When the scanning electrode line 7 is selected to have a high level voltage, the thin-film transistor 17 is turned on and a current signal flowing through the signal electrode 9 is sent through the image memory element 1 to a reference electrode line 15. Depending on the current value or pulse width passing through the image memory element 1, the resistance of the image memory element 1 is changed and is stored as a resistance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugita, Shinichi Komura, Shoichi Hirota, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Tetsuya Ooshima, Susumu Edo, Akitoyo Konno
  • Patent number: 6513933
    Abstract: An image projector, having a light source, an LCD panel into which a light emitted from the light source enters, and a projection lens into which the light emitted from the LCD panel enters. There exists, in an entrance pupil of the projection lens, a range in which light emitted from respective pixels of the LCD panel overlap with each other at least in a horizontal direction. The image projector forms part of an image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Tetsuya Ooshima, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Akira Arimoto, Osamu Ebina
  • Patent number: 6437917
    Abstract: A display system has a directional reflection screen with a triangularly-shaped mirror sheet as horizontal focusing for observers and stereoscopic image projecting means. The directional reflection screen has a triangularly-shaped mirror sheet with included angles at least some of which are non-right angles. This enables a plurality of observers to simultaneously obtain a stereoscopic view using a binocular parallax without wearing special glasses and without having to position themselves in a very limited number of positions relative to the screen. Vertical diffusion can also be provided by using a lens sheet. The screen can be made concave in the horizontal or vertical directions, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ooshima, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Akira Arimoto
  • Patent number: 6421174
    Abstract: A display system has a directional reflection screen with a triangularly-shaped mirror sheet as horizontal focusing for observers and stereoscopic image projecting means. The directional reflection screen has a triangularly-shaped mirror sheet with included angles at least some of which are non-right angles. This enables a plurality of observers to simultaneously obtain a stereoscopic view using a binocular parallax without wearing special glasses and without having to position themselves in a very limited number of positions relative to the screen. Vertical diffusion can also be provided by using a lens sheet. The screen can be made concave in the horizontal or vertical directions, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ooshima, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Akira Arimoto
  • Patent number: 6344926
    Abstract: High-grade three-dimensional images can be observed without a bright image of an exit end of an image projector superposed on the three-dimensional images. In a method of reproducing three-dimensional images by a three-dimensional image-reproducing device provided with an image projector and a directional reflective screen for collecting light from the image projector toward a specific position in a horizontal direction and for diffusing the light in a vertical direction, the directional reflective screen and the image projector are positioned with respect to the observer observing the three-dimensional images such that the observer is outside a region traversed by a portion of light rays which enter the directional reflective screen from the image projector, then are reflected by a surface of the directional reflective screen incapable of contributing to the reproduction of the three-dimensional images, and form a mirror image or a conjugate image of the image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Arimoto, Tetsuya Ooshima, Yoshiyuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 5932880
    Abstract: A scintillator device and an image pickup apparatus using the scintillator, in which the scintillator for converting an input particle or electron beam image into an optical image is applied with a voltage between electrodes formed at the input plane of the electron beam and the output plane of scintillation. This voltage generates an electric field in the scintillator so that scattering of a charged particle beam in the scintillator is prevented and the resolution and S/N ratio can be improved while retaining a large amount of scintillation. Accordingly, the shift amount of low energy charged particle beams from the incident axis, which greatly influences degradation of the resolution and S/N ratio, can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanari Koguchi, Hiroshi Kakibayashi, Tetsuya Ooshima, Kenji Sameshima, Tatsuo Makishima, Keiichi Kanehori, Hiroyuki Shinada