Patents by Inventor Toshiki Kaneko

Toshiki Kaneko 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: 20220376076
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, an oxide semiconductor layer over the substrate, a gate insulating layer over the oxide semiconductor layer, a metal oxide layer over the gate insulating layer, and a gate electrode over the metal oxide layer. A first side surface of the metal oxide protrudes from a second side surface of the gate electrode in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiki KANEKO, Fumiya KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20220326577
    Abstract: Disclosed is a manufacturing method of a liquid crystal display device which is a manufacturing method of a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal alignment film to which an alignment regulating force is imparted by a photo-alignment treatment, including: a film forming step of forming a film containing a polymer whose main chain is cleaved by irradiation with light; a photo-alignment step of imparting an alignment regulating force to the film formed in the film forming step by irradiation of the film with light in an atmosphere of a temperature lower than 100° C.; and a removing step of removing a low-molecular weight component generated by cleaving the main chain of the polymer through the light irradiation after the light irradiation. Also disclosed is a liquid crystal display device manufactured by the manufacturing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Shoichi UCHINO, Noboru KUNIMATSU, Hidehiro SONODA, Chikae MATSUI, Yuko MATSUMOTO, Tomio YAGUCHI, Toshiki KANEKO, Jun TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11391993
    Abstract: Disclosed is a manufacturing method of a liquid crystal display device which is a manufacturing method of a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal alignment film to which an alignment regulating force is imparted by a photo-alignment treatment, including: a film forming step of forming a film containing a polymer whose main chain is cleaved by irradiation with light; a photo-alignment step of imparting an alignment regulating force to the film formed in the film forming step by irradiation of the film with light in an atmosphere of a temperature lower than 100° C.; and a removing step of removing a low-molecular weight component generated by cleaving the main chain of the polymer through the light irradiation after the light irradiation. Also disclosed is a liquid crystal display device manufactured by the manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Uchino, Noboru Kunimatsu, Hidehiro Sonoda, Chikae Matsui, Yuko Matsumoto, Tomio Yaguchi, Toshiki Kaneko, Jun Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220205528
    Abstract: Separate structural units for an inner gear and a housing of a planetary gear device include an inner gear with a first raised portion formed on the outer peripheral surface of the inner gear, where the first raised portion extends towards in a direction that is inclined with respect to the axial direction of the inner gear. A housing includes a second raised portion formed on an inner peripheral surface, where the second raised portion extends in a direction that is inclined in respect to the axial direction. The housing contains the inner gear such that there is a gap formed between the inner peripheral surface of the housing and the outer peripheral surface of the inner gear. Movement of the inner gear within the interior of the housing is limited through linear contact of the first raised portion and the second raised portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Toshiki KAWADA, Shohei ISHIDA, Takuya KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20220187641
    Abstract: A reliability of seal portion of a liquid crystal display device can be improved by the following structure. A liquid crystal display device includes: a TFT substrate which includes a display region and a terminal part, and has an inorganic insulating film formed on an organic passivation film and an alignment film formed over the inorganic insulating film; a counter substrate, the TFT substrate and the counter substrate bonded together by a sealing material formed at a seal part surrounding the display region; and a liquid crystal sealed inside. At the seal part, a transparent conductive oxide film is formed between the inorganic insulating film and the alignment film. The transparent conductive oxide film exists inside an edge of the TFT substrate and hence, the edge of the TFT substrate is free of the transparent conductive oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Takenori HIROTA, Yasuhiro KANAYA, Hidehiro SONODA, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20220163858
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a liquid crystal panel and a camera. The liquid crystal panel includes a display area and an incident light control area. The display area includes a pixel electrode. The camera overlaps the incident light control area. The incident light control area includes an annular line, and a control electrode formed inside the annular line to be connected to the annular line. A time to apply a voltage to the control electrode is shorter than a time to apply a voltage to the pixel electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Akio TAKIMOTO, Toshiki KANEKO, Takuo KAITOH, Hiroyuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20220140117
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes forming a first insulating film which covers a gate electrode, forming an island-shaped oxide semiconductor in contact with the first insulating film, forming a second insulating film which covers the oxide semiconductor, forming a source electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor, forming a drain electrode in contact with the oxide semiconductor, forming a third insulating film which covers the source electrode and the drain electrode and forming a channel region between the source electrode and the drain electrode by supplying oxygen from the third insulating film to the oxide semiconductor via the second insulating film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro HANADA, Takuo KAITOH, Ryo ONODERA, Takashi OKADA, Tomoyuki ITO, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Publication number: 20220128882
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first oxide semiconductor, a second oxide semiconductor, a first source electrode contacting the first oxide semiconductor in a first opening, a first drain electrode contacting the first oxide semiconductor in a second opening, a second source electrode contacting the second oxide semiconductor in a third opening, and a second drain electrode contacting the second oxide semiconductor in a fourth opening. A length of a layer stack of the second insulating film and the first source electrode between the first opening and the second opening is greater than a length of a layer stack of the second insulating film and the second source electrode between the third opening and the fourth opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiki KANEKO, Akihiro HANADA
  • Patent number: 11300835
    Abstract: A reliability of seal portion of a liquid crystal display device can be improved by the following structure. A liquid crystal display device includes: a TFT substrate which includes a display region and a terminal part, and has an inorganic insulating film formed on an organic passivation film and an alignment film formed over the inorganic insulating film; a counter substrate, the TFT substrate and the counter substrate bonded together by a sealing material formed at a seal part surrounding the display region; and a liquid crystal sealed inside. At the seal part, a transparent conductive oxide film is formed between the inorganic insulating film and the alignment film. The transparent conductive oxide film exists inside an edge of the TFT substrate and hence, the edge of the TFT substrate is free of the transparent conductive oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takenori Hirota, Yasuhiro Kanaya, Hidehiro Sonoda, Toshiki Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20220082883
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic equipment includes a liquid crystal panel including a display portion, a polarizer superposed on the display portion, and a detection element superposed on the liquid crystal panel and the polarizer to detect infrared rays through the liquid crystal panel and the polarizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akio TAKIMOTO, Toshiki KANEKO, Takuo KAITOH, Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Hiroyuki KIMURA
  • Patent number: 11275274
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Noboru Kunimatsu, Masaki Matsumori, Hidehiro Sonoda, Yasushi Tomioka, Toshiki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11215862
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic equipment includes a liquid crystal panel including a display portion, a polarizer superposed on the display portion, and a detection element superposed on the liquid crystal panel and the polarizer to detect infrared rays through the liquid crystal panel and the polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akio Takimoto, Toshiki Kaneko, Takuo Kaitoh, Kazuhiro Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20210181569
    Abstract: A LCD device having a large pixel holding capacitance includes opposedly facing first and second substrates, and liquid crystal between them. The first substrate includes a video signal line, a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor having a first electrode connected to the video signal line and a second electrode connected to the pixel electrode, a first silicon nitride film formed above the second electrode, an organic insulation film above the first silicon nitride film, a capacitance electrode above the organic insulation film, and a second silicon nitride film above the capacitance electrode and below the pixel electrode. A contact hole etched in both the first and second silicon nitride films connects the second electrode and the pixel electrode to each other. A holding capacitance is formed by the pixel electrode, the second silicon nitride film and the capacitance electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hideo TANABE, Masaru TAKABATAKE, Toshiki KANEKO, Atsushi HASEGAWA, Hiroko SEHATA
  • Publication number: 20210141252
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a camera, a first polarizer, a second polarizer, a liquid crystal panel, and a controller controlling the liquid crystal panel. The liquid crystal panel includes a first region and a second region. The controller controls a first opening mode of transmitting light through the first region and the second region, and a second opening mode of making a quantity of light transmitted through the first region smaller than a quantity of light transmitted through the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akio TAKIMOTO, Toshiki KANEKO, Takuo KAITOH, Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Hiroyuki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210141266
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic equipment includes a liquid crystal panel including a display portion, a polarizer superposed on the display portion, and a detection element superposed on the liquid crystal panel and the polarizer to detect infrared rays through the liquid crystal panel and the polarizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akio TAKIMOTO, Toshiki KANEKO, Takuo KAITOH, Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Hiroyuki KIMURA
  • Patent number: 10962815
    Abstract: A LCD device having a large pixel holding capacitance includes opposedly facing first and second substrates, and liquid crystal between them. The first substrate includes a video signal line, a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor having a first electrode connected to the video signal line and a second electrode connected to the pixel electrode, a first silicon nitride film formed above the second electrode, an organic insulation film above the first silicon nitride film, a capacitance electrode above the organic insulation film, and a second silicon nitride film above the capacitance electrode and below the pixel electrode. A contact hole etched in both the first and second silicon nitride films connects the second electrode and the pixel electrode to each other. A holding capacitance is formed by the pixel electrode, the second silicon nitride film and the capacitance electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Tanabe, Masaru Takabatake, Toshiki Kaneko, Atsushi Hasegawa, Hiroko Sehata
  • Publication number: 20210091226
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode on a substrate, a gate insulating film on the gate electrode, an oxide semiconductor film via the gate insulating film on the gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode on the oxide semiconductor film, a protective film provided on the source electrode and the drain electrode; and a conductive layer provided on the protective film and overlapped on the oxide semiconductor layer. The protective film includes a first silicon oxide film and a first silicon nitride film. The first oxide film is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. The gate insulating film includes a second silicon nitride film and a second silicon oxide film. The second silicon oxide film is in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer. The oxide semiconductor layer has a first region located between the source electrode and the drain electrode in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi TSUBUKU, Michiaki SAKAMOTO, Takashi OKADA, Toshiki KANEKO, Tatsuya TODA
  • Publication number: 20210088842
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a camera, a liquid crystal panel including a display portion overlaid on the camera, a light guide having a first side surface and a main surface opposed to the liquid crystal panel and a first through hole, and a light source opposed to the first side surface. The camera is provided in the first through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akio TAKIMOTO, Toshiki KANEKO, Takuo KAITOH, Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Hiroyuki KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20210041748
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Noboru KUNIMATSU, Masaki MATSUMORI, Hidehiro SONODA, Yasushi TOMIOKA, Toshiki KANEKO
  • Patent number: 10852589
    Abstract: The present invention prevents the shaving of an alignment film caused by a columnar spacer in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS method using photo-alignment. A plinth higher than a pixel electrode is formed at a part where a columnar spacer formed over a counter substrate touches a TFT substrate. When an alignment film of a double-layered structure is applied over the pixel electrode and the plinth, the thickness of the alignment film over the plinth reduces by a leveling effect. When photo-alignment is applied in the state, a photodegraded upper alignment film over the plinth disappears and a lower alignment film having a high mechanical strength remains. As a result, it is possible to prevent the shaving of the alignment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Noboru Kunimatsu, Masaki Matsumori, Hidehiro Sonoda, Yasushi Tomioka, Toshiki Kaneko