Patents by Inventor Tomohide MANO

Tomohide MANO 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: 20190206350
    Abstract: To improve the appearance of a light distribution pattern. A liquid crystal element having a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer, where the first substrate has a counter electrode, where the second substrate includes inter-pixel electrodes, wiring parts, an insulating layer provided above the inter-pixel electrodes and the wiring parts, and pixel electrodes provided above the insulating layer, where the pixel electrodes are arranged along a first direction and a second direction, where the inter-pixel electrodes are arranged to at least overlap with a gap between the two pixel electrodes adjacent to each other in the first direction among the pixel electrodes and are connected to one of the two pixel electrodes through a through hole provided in the insulating layer, and where the wiring parts are connected to one of the inter-pixel electrodes and are arranged on the lower layer side of the pixel electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo TOKO, Tomohide MANO, Keisuke KATO
  • Publication number: 20190155080
    Abstract: A liquid crystal apparatus comprises, a display device having a display surface, a first polarizing plate categorized as absorption type, disposed so as to face the display surface of the display device, and having a transmittance characteristic that a transmittance to a non-polarized light is 50% or more, a liquid crystal optical element disposed between the display device and the first polarizing plate, and a second polarizing plate categorized as reflection type and disposed between the display device and the liquid crystal optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Tomohide MANO, Yasuo TOKO, Yoshihisa IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190063712
    Abstract: To facilitate lead wiring layout corresponding to an increase in the number of individual electrodes of the liquid crystal element in a vehicle headlamp system. The vehicle headlamp system that selectively performs light irradiation towards the periphery of its own vehicle includes a light source, a liquid crystal element, and a lens. The liquid crystal element includes a plurality of first individual electrode parts, a plurality of second individual electrode parts, and a first lead wiring part. The first lead wiring part includes a plurality of first individual wirings each of which is connected to one of the plurality of first individual electrode parts, and a plurality of second individual wirings each of which is connected to one of the plurality of second individual electrode parts and arranged through a gap formed between the adjacent first individual electrode parts in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo TOKO, Tomohide MANO, Hiroshi TOZUKA