Patents by Inventor Tohru Sasaki

Tohru Sasaki 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: 11211548
    Abstract: This spin current magnetization reversal element includes a magnetoresistance effect element having a first ferromagnetic metal layer having a fixed magnetization direction, a second ferromagnetic metal layer having a variable magnetization direction, and a non-magnetic layer sandwiched between the first ferromagnetic metal layer and the second ferromagnetic metal layer, and spin-orbit torque wiring which extends in a first direction that intersects the stacking direction of the magnetoresistance effect element, and contacts the surface of the magnetoresistance elect element on the side facing the second ferromagnetic metal layer, wherein at least one surface of the second ferromagnetic metal layer in the stacking direction has an inclined surface that is inclined in the first direction, and the direction of magnetization of the second ferromagnetic metal layer is inclined due to the inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Sasaki, Tatsuo Shibata, Tohru Oikawa
  • Patent number: 11191172
    Abstract: A display device according to the disclosure includes: a first support that supports a display panel; a second support that supports the display panel; a connecting portion that connects the first support and the second support so that the display panel can be bent; a first member that is fixed to the first support and is more flexible than the display panel; a second member that is fixed to the second support and is more flexible than the display panel; a first adhesion layer that adheres the first member to at least a portion of a first surface opposite to a display surface of the display panel; and a second adhesion layer that adheres the second member to at least another portion of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Tohru Sasaki, Hajime Akimoto
  • Publication number: 20210247650
    Abstract: To form a sufficiently large storage capacitor, a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal held between the first substrate and the second substrate, the liquid crystal display panel having multiple pixels arranged in matrix. The first substrate has, in a transmissive display area provided in each of the pixels, a laminated structure containing a first transparent electrode, a first insulating film, a second transparent electrode, a second insulating film, and a third transparent electrode which are laminated in this order. The first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a first storage capacitor through the first insulating film, and the second transparent electrode and the third transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a second storage capacitor through the second insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Tohru SASAKI, Takahiro OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20210193944
    Abstract: A display device comprising: pixel electrodes; an electroluminescent layer composed of layers laminated with each other, the multiple layers including a light-emitting layer and a charge generation layer; and a counter electrode. The multiple layers include a first layer composed of sections separated from each other and overlapping with the pixel electrodes, a second layer in contact with the first layer and continuous over the pixel electrodes, and a third layer interposed between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer being in contact with the first layer and the second layer over an adjacent pair of the sections. At least the charge generation layer is the first layer. The second layer is adapted to inject or transport carriers, either electrons or holes. The third layer is adapted to block the carriers injected or transported by the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Tohru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11036098
    Abstract: The present invention realizes a bright image display by enhancing a numerical aperture of pixels. At least a portion of a pixel electrode is overlapped to a thin film transistor by way of a first insulation film, the pixel electrode is connected to an output electrode of the thin film transistor via a contact hole which is formed in the first insulation film, the counter electrode is arranged above the pixel electrode by way of a second insulation film in a state that the counter electrode is overlapped to the pixel electrode, the counter electrode is formed at a position avoiding the contact hole formed in the first insulation film as viewed in a plan view, and at least a portion of the counter electrode is overlapped to the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Tohru Sasaki, Hirotaka Imayama, Masateru Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11016351
    Abstract: To form a sufficiently large storage capacitor, a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal held between the first substrate and the second substrate, the liquid crystal display panel having multiple pixels arranged in matrix. The first substrate has, in a transmissive display area provided in each of the pixels, a laminated structure containing a first transparent electrode, a first insulating film, a second transparent electrode, a second insulating film, and a third transparent electrode which are laminated in this order. The first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a first storage capacitor through the first insulating film, and the second transparent electrode and the third transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a second storage capacitor through the second insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Pansonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Sasaki, Takahiro Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10916594
    Abstract: A plurality of light emitting layers are divided into a plurality of groups in response to light emitting colors. Each of the plurality of groups includes a group corresponding to the plurality of light emitting layers. Transmitted light colors of a plurality of filter layers are respectively the same type of colors as the light emitting colors of the plurality of light emitting layers. Each of the plurality of light emitting layers includes a central area and a peripheral area having mutually different light emitting characteristics within a range corresponding to a plurality of contact areas. Each of the plurality of filter layers includes a filter opening at the center, and is provided at least obliquely upward in an outward direction of the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Tohru Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210033901
    Abstract: A column for defining the interval between a TFT substrate and an opposed substrate is formed at a crossing point between a drain line and a scanning line. At the crossing point where the column is formed, the drain line is formed to have a wider width to prevent light leakage. Further, at the crossing point where the column is formed, the scanning line is formed to have a narrower width to prevent increase of capacitance between the drain line and the scanning line. The column is formed at a crossing point corresponding to a specific color, e.g., a blue pixel B, so that a difference in transmittance and in characteristic of thin film transistors due to formation of the column is initially compensated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro OCHIAI, Tohru SASAKI, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Patent number: 10845651
    Abstract: A column for defining the interval between a TFT substrate and an opposed substrate is formed at a crossing point between a drain line and a scanning line. At the crossing point where the column is formed, the drain line is formed to have a wider width to prevent light leakage. Further, at the crossing point where the column is formed, the scanning line is formed to have a narrower width to prevent increase of capacitance between the drain line and the scanning line. The column is formed at a crossing point corresponding to a specific color, e.g., a blue pixel B, so that a difference in transmittance and in characteristic of thin film transistors due to formation of the column is initially compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Tohru Sasaki, Tetsuya Nagata
  • Publication number: 20200333672
    Abstract: The present invention realizes a bright image display by enhancing a numerical aperture of pixels. At least a portion of a pixel electrode is overlapped to a thin film transistor by way of a first insulation film, the pixel electrode is connected to an output electrode of the thin film transistor via a contact hole which is formed in the first insulation film, the counter electrode is arranged above the pixel electrode by way of a second insulation film in a state that the counter electrode is overlapped to the pixel electrode, the counter electrode is formed at a position avoiding the contact hole formed in the first insulation film as viewed in a plan view, and at least a portion of the counter electrode is overlapped to the thin film transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro OCHIAI, Tohru SASAKI, Hirotaka IMAYAMA, Masateru MORIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200333673
    Abstract: To form a sufficiently large storage capacitor, a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal held between the first substrate and the second substrate, the liquid crystal display panel having multiple pixels arranged in matrix. The first substrate has, in a transmissive display area provided in each of the pixels, a laminated structure containing a first transparent electrode, a first insulating film, a second transparent electrode, a second insulating film, and a third transparent electrode which are laminated in this order. The first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a first storage capacitor through the first insulating film, and the second transparent electrode and the third transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a second storage capacitor through the second insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru SASAKI, Takahiro OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20200315039
    Abstract: A display device according to the disclosure includes: a first support that supports a display panel; a second support that supports the display panel; a connecting portion that connects the first support and the second support so that the display panel can be bent; a first member that is fixed to the first support and is more flexible than the display panel; a second member that is fixed to the second support and is more flexible than the display panel; a first adhesion layer that adheres the first member to at least a portion of a first surface opposite to a display surface of the display panel; and a second adhesion layer that adheres the second member to at least another portion of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tohru SASAKI, Hajime AKIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10782807
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to realize a flexible display device with a touch sensor that flexibility is maintained in a normal operation as a display; however, rigidity is added to the display device when the touch sensor is used. The representative structure of the invention is, a display device comprising: a touch sensor and a display panel, wherein a laminated body of a first actuator and a second actuator is adhered to the rear surface of the display panel, the first actuator itself can bend when voltage is applied, the second actuator itself can bend when voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Tohru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10747071
    Abstract: The present invention realizes a bright image display by enhancing a numerical aperture of pixels. At least a portion of a pixel electrode is overlapped to a thin film transistor by way of a first insulation film, the pixel electrode is connected to an output electrode of the thin film transistor via a contact hole which is formed in the first insulation film, the counter electrode is arranged above the pixel electrode by way of a second insulation film in a state that the counter electrode is overlapped to the pixel electrode, the counter electrode is formed at a position avoiding the contact hole formed in the first insulation film as viewed in a plan view, and at least a portion of the counter electrode is overlapped to the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Tohru Sasaki, Hirotaka Imayama, Masateru Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10718983
    Abstract: To form a sufficiently large storage capacitor, a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal held between the first substrate and the second substrate, the liquid crystal display panel having multiple pixels arranged in matrix. The first substrate has, in a transmissive display area provided in each of the pixels, a laminated structure containing a first transparent electrode, a first insulating film, a second transparent electrode, a second insulating film, and a third transparent electrode which are laminated in this order. The first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a first storage capacitor through the first insulating film, and the second transparent electrode and the third transparent electrode are electrically insulated from each other and together form a second storage capacitor through the second insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tohru Sasaki, Takahiro Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20200225518
    Abstract: A column for defining the interval between a TFT substrate and an opposed substrate is formed at a crossing point between a drain line and a scanning line. At the crossing point where the column is formed, the drain line is formed to have a wider width to prevent light leakage. Further, at the crossing point where the column is formed, the scanning line is formed to have a narrower width to prevent increase of capacitance between the drain line and the scanning line. The column is formed at a crossing point corresponding to a specific color, e.g., a blue pixel B, so that a difference in transmittance and in characteristic of thin film transistors due to formation of the column is initially compensated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiro OCHIAI, Tohru SASAKI, Tetsuya NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200219940
    Abstract: A plurality of light emitting layers are divided into a plurality of groups in response to light emitting colors. Each of the plurality of groups includes a group corresponding to the plurality of light emitting layers. Transmitted light colors of a plurality of filter layers are respectively the same type of colors as the light emitting colors of the plurality of light emitting layers. Each of the plurality of light emitting layers includes a central area and a peripheral area having mutually different light emitting characteristics within a range corresponding to a plurality of contact areas. Each of the plurality of filter layers includes a filter opening at the center, and is provided at least obliquely upward in an outward direction of the peripheral area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Tohru SASAKI
  • Patent number: 10642106
    Abstract: A column for defining the interval between a TFT substrate and an opposed substrate is formed at a crossing point between a drain line and a scanning line. At the crossing point where the column is formed, the drain line is formed to have a wider width to prevent light leakage. Further, at the crossing point where the column is formed, the scanning line is formed to have a narrower width to prevent increase of capacitance between the drain line and the scanning line. The column is formed at a crossing point corresponding to a specific color, e.g., a blue pixel B, so that a difference in transmittance and in characteristic of thin film transistors due to formation of the column is initially compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Tohru Sasaki, Tetsuya Nagata
  • Patent number: 10592030
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a plurality of pixels and a touch sensor overlapping with the plurality of pixels, the touch sensor. The touch sensor possesses: a first wiring arranged in a first direction and including a plurality of first electrodes; and a second wiring arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction and including a plurality of second electrodes. Each of the first electrodes and each of the second electrodes vary in width continuously or stepwise in the first direction and the second direction, respectively, and satisfy a certain relationship with respect to an area and a total length of sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tohru Sasaki, Hajime Akimoto
  • Publication number: 20190391423
    Abstract: A column for defining the interval between a TFT substrate and an opposed substrate is formed at a crossing point between a drain line and a scanning line. At the crossing point where the column is formed, the drain line is formed to have a wider width to prevent light leakage. Further, at the crossing point where the column is formed, the scanning line is formed to have a narrower width to prevent increase of capacitance between the drain line and the scanning line. The column is formed at a crossing point corresponding to a specific color, e.g., a blue pixel B, so that a difference in transmittance and in characteristic of thin film transistors due to formation of the column is initially compensated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro OCHIAI, Tohru SASAKI, Tetsuya NAGATA