Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Sugita

Yasuhiro Sugita 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: 20220129114
    Abstract: A touch panel system includes a touch panel including a drive electrode, a position detection electrode, and a pressure detection electrode, and a controller configured to impart a drive signal to the drive electrode and acquire signal values from each of the position detection electrode and the pressure detection electrode. The controller detects a position of an indicator on the basis of the signal values obtained from the position detection electrode and calculates a magnitude of pressure applied by the indicator on the basis of signal values in a pressure detection range corresponding to the detected position of the indicator among the signal values obtained from the pressure detection electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: SHINJI YAMAGISHI, TAKENORI MARUYAMA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, YASUHIRO SUGITA
  • Patent number: 11316246
    Abstract: There are provided an antenna device with improved antenna performance while suppressing a decrease in yield and a decrease in viewability, and a display device including the same. The antenna device includes an antenna substrate, a first antenna pattern formed on a first main surface of the antenna substrate, and a second antenna pattern formed on a second main surface opposite to the first main surface of the antenna substrate. The first antenna pattern and the second antenna pattern are formed such that positions on the front and back of the antenna substrate coincide with each other, and at least a part of the antenna substrate is transparent to transmit an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Yamagishi, Hiroshi Fukushima, Yasuhiro Sugita, Kazutoshi Kida, Takenori Maruyama, Jean Mugiraneza, Takuma Yamamoto, Yukio Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11307710
    Abstract: A position detecting device including an antenna function includes a plurality of electrodes including a plurality of shared electrodes separated by spaces, a position detection circuit configured to detect a position by energizing the plurality of electrodes and using electric fields generated between the plurality of electrodes, an antenna circuit configured to perform wireless communication by energizing the plurality of shared electrodes and using magnetic fields generated in the spaces, and a switch connected to at least the plurality of shared electrodes among the plurality of electrodes, the position detection circuit, and the antenna circuit, the switch being configured to selectively connect either the position detection circuit or the antenna circuit to the plurality of shared electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kida, Takenori Maruyama, Takuma Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Sugita, Shinji Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20220114109
    Abstract: The data processing apparatus includes a memory protection setting storage unit capable of storing a plurality of address sections as memory protection setting targets, a plurality of first determination units provided for each of the address sections stored in the memory protection setting storage unit and provisionally determining whether or not an access request is permitted based on whether or not an access destination address specified by the access request corresponds to the address section acquired from the memory protection setting storage unit, and a second determination unit finally determining whether or not the access request is permitted based on the classification information and the results of provisional determinations by the first determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventor: Yasuhiro SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20220100324
    Abstract: A touch panel including a sense electrode having a rectangular shape extending in a first direction and including a first sense electrode and a second sense electrode, and a drive electrode having a rectangular shape extending in a second direction intersecting with the first direction on the sense electrode and including a first drive electrode having a shielding property against electric field components. The first drive electrode is positioned covering at least a part of the first sense electrode in a planar view in which the sense electrode is viewed from the drive electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: KAZUTOSHI KIDA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220075471
    Abstract: A display device includes a backlight, a touch detection electrode disposed to overlap a display region in which an image is displayed in a plan view, and an electrically conductive reflective member disposed closer to the backlight than a plurality of touch detection electrodes. Reflective members are disposed to overlap at least some of the plurality of touch detection electrodes in a plan view, are configured to reflect light from the backlight, and segmented from each other in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: KAZUTOSHI KIDA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA, KIYOSHI MINOURA
  • Publication number: 20220050555
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The touch panel includes a drive electrode formed on a surface of the first substrate, a position sensor electrode and a pressing force sensor electrode formed on a surface of the second substrate, a position sensor wiring line that connects the position sensor electrode to a terminal portion, a pressing force sensor wiring line that connects the pressing force sensor electrode to the terminal portion, and a shield wiring line disposed between the position sensor wiring line and the pressing force sensor wiring line in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: TAKENORI MARUYAMA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, YASUHIRO SUGITA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20220043666
    Abstract: A data processing device that can monitor properly the state of the interrupt processing of a virtual machine is provided. The data processing device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes an arithmetic unit that executes multiple virtual machines, respectively, and an interrupt controller that instructs execution of the interrupt processing to the arithmetic unit with the virtual machine information to specify at least one of the multiple virtual machines. The interrupt controller includes a counter to count the number of interrupts for each virtual machine based on the virtual machine information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventor: Yasuhiro SUGITA
  • Patent number: 11237987
    Abstract: The data processing apparatus includes a memory protection setting storage unit capable of storing a plurality of address sections as memory protection setting targets, a plurality of first determination units provided for each of the address sections stored in the memory protection setting storage unit and provisionally determining whether or not an access request is permitted based on whether or not an access destination address specified by the access request corresponds to the address section acquired from the memory protection setting storage unit, and a second determination unit finally determining whether or not the access request is permitted based on the classification information and the results of provisional determinations by the first determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20220019316
    Abstract: A switching unit of a touch panel device switches between a first connection state in which, among a plurality of drive wiring lines, a first drive wiring line and a second drive wiring line adjacent to each other are connected, and a second connection state in which, among the plurality of drive wiring lines, the first drive wiring lines adjacent to each other are connected to each other and the second drive wiring lines adjacent to each other are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: YASUHIRO SUGITA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11228096
    Abstract: A position detecting device including an antenna function includes a plurality of first position detection electrodes, a plurality of second position detection electrodes, a position detection circuit, a plurality of first antenna electrodes disposed adjacent to the plurality of first position detection electrodes and separated by first spaces, a plurality of second antenna electrodes disposed adjacent to the plurality of second position detection electrodes and separated by second spaces, and an antenna circuit configured to perform wireless communication by energizing the plurality of first antenna electrodes and the plurality of second antenna electrodes and using magnetic fields generated in the first spaces and the second spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kida, Takenori Maruyama, Takuma Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Sugita, Shinji Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20220011906
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a first substrate including a first touch electrode and a contact surface that can be touched by an object to be detected; a second substrate opposite the first substrate, the second substrate including a second touch electrode; a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a control unit connected to the first touch electrode and the second touch electrode, wherein the control unit detects a first electrostatic capacity of the first touch electrode and a second electrostatic capacity between the first touch electrode and the second touch electrode, the first electrostatic capacity being changed by the object to be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventor: YASUHIRO SUGITA
  • Patent number: 11188373
    Abstract: A data processing device that can monitor properly the state of the interrupt processing of a virtual machine is provided. The data processing device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes an arithmetic unit that executes multiple virtual machines, respectively, and an interrupt controller that instructs execution of the interrupt processing to the arithmetic unit with the virtual machine information to specify at least one of the multiple virtual machines. The interrupt controller includes a counter to count the number of interrupts for each virtual machine based on the virtual machine information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20210302772
    Abstract: A display device includes a touch detection layer for detecting one or more touch locations on the display device, a strain gauge sensor layer for sensing one or more touch forces applied to the display device, the strain gauge layer being separate from the touch detection layer. One or more patterned strain gauge traces are patterned in the strain gauge sensor layer. The one or more patterned strain gauge traces are formed between a plurality of pixels. At least one of the patterned strain gauge traces has a serpentine pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jean de Dieu B. MUGIRANEZA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA
  • Patent number: 11133591
    Abstract: An antenna device includes antenna portions arranged side by side in columns with a partial overlap between the antenna portions next to each other, and common lines each connected to and shared by a set of the antenna portions not overlapping each other to collectively activate the set of the antenna portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuma Yamamoto, Takenori Maruyama, Kazutoshi Kida, Shinji Yamagishi, Jean Mugiraneza, Hiroshi Fukushima, Yasuhiro Sugita, Yukio Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11086464
    Abstract: To enable both touched position detection and pressing force detection without increasing the thickness of a touch panel. A driving electrode (23) is formed on the top face of a piezoelectric polymer layer (22). A touch detection electrode (24) and a pressing force detection electrode (25) are formed on the bottom face of the piezoelectric polymer layer (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jean Mugiraneza, Takenori Maruyama, Yasuhiro Sugita, Kazutoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 11073958
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna device that performs the reading of information via near field wireless communication by using a plurality of antenna patterns, and that has no insensitive area on the touch surface. An antenna device that reads information via near field wireless communication includes an antenna layer 20 that includes a plurality of antenna patterns 21a to 21l arrayed in parallel with one another, wherein at least a part of the antenna patterns 21a to 21l are arranged so as to overlap with one another when the antenna layer 20 is viewed in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamagishi, Yasuhiro Sugita, Jean Mugiraneza, Yuki Owashi, Yoshitaka Kawanabe
  • Publication number: 20210191477
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit including a pixel circuit, an antenna including at least one antenna element that is flat, a noise barrier plate made of metal or magnetic substance, and a casing having a bottom made of metal or resin. The at least one antenna element is disposed under the display unit, the noise barrier plate is disposed under the at least one antenna element, and the bottom is disposed under the noise barrier plate, where a direction for the display unit to display an image is defined as an upper side, where another direction opposite to the direction is defined as a lower side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: SHINJI YAMAGISHI, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, TAKENORI MARUYAMA, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, Jean de Dieu B. MUGIRANEZA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 11018420
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel displaying an image, a transparent antenna substrate arranged on one surface of the display panel and having transparency, a first conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate opposite to the display panel, and a second conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate facing the display panel. The first conductive film includes an antenna body portion having a thin film pattern and insulated from a surrounding portion by a slit, and the antenna body portion constitutes a transparent antenna performing wireless communication with an external communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Kazutoshi Kida, Shinji Yamagishi, Jean Mugiraneza, Takuma Yamamoto, Yukio Mizuno, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hiroshi Fukushima, Hidetsugu Kawamori
  • Publication number: 20210141488
    Abstract: To enable both touched position detection and pressing force detection without increasing the thickness of a touch panel. A driving electrode (23) is formed on the top face of a piezoelectric polymer layer (22). A touch detection electrode (24) and a pressing force detection electrode (25) are formed on the bottom face of the piezoelectric polymer layer (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jean MUGIRANEZA, Takenori MARUYAMA, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Kazutoshi KIDA