Patents by Inventor Yasuyuki Arai

Yasuyuki Arai 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: 10520085
    Abstract: A combined oil ring in which carbon sludge and the like are not deposited between side rails and a spacer expander even if an internal combustion engine is operated for a long period of time. The combined oil ring includes an outer circumferential end portion of a space forming part and a continuous part that are closed and not open toward the outer circumferential side, thereby reducing carbon sludge deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Murata, Kenji Arai, Ryosuke Kamata, Hideshi Hitosugi, Kazumoto Takahashi, Toru Tsukui
  • Publication number: 20190355303
    Abstract: In a display element such as an organic EL element, deterioration progresses due to light emission, and emission luminance is lowered even if the same voltage is applied to the display element. Therefore, use over time causes variations in luminance of each pixel, thereby a so-called “image burn-in” phenomenon occurs. Given this factor, the invention provides a display device which can reduce the difference in deterioration of a display element in each pixel and suppress variations in light emission of a display element in a pixel. It is prevented that only a specific pixel has a long accumulated lighting time. For that purpose, a gray scale of a display pattern is changed to prevent the difference in deterioration of display element in pixels from increasing. Alternatively, a specific display pattern is prevented from being fixedly displayed in a specific region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Hajime KIMURA, Atsushi UMEZAKI, Yasunori YOSHIDA, Hideaki SHISHIDO, Takuya KIMISHIMA, Yasuyuki ARAI
  • Patent number: 10345861
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 10319298
    Abstract: In a display element such as an organic EL element, deterioration progresses due to light emission, and emission luminance is lowered even if the same voltage is applied to the display element. Therefore, use over time causes variations in luminance of each pixel, thereby a so-called “image burn-in” phenomenon occurs. Given this factor, the invention provides a display device which can reduce the difference in deterioration of a display element in each pixel and suppress variations in light emission of a display element in a pixel. It is prevented that only a specific pixel has a long accumulated lighting time. For that purpose, a gray scale of a display pattern is changed to prevent the difference in deterioration of display element in pixels from increasing. Alternatively, a specific display pattern is prevented from being fixedly displayed in a specific region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hajime Kimura, Atsushi Umezaki, Yasunori Yoshida, Hideaki Shishido, Takuya Kimishima, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Publication number: 20190146298
    Abstract: A constitution of the display device of the invention is shown in the following. The display device includes a pixel unit including TFTs of which the active layer contains an organic semiconductor material for forming channel portions in the opening portions in an insulating layer arranged to meet the gate electrodes. The pixel unit further includes a contrast media formed on the electrodes connected to the TFTs for changing the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field, or microcapsules containing electrically charged particles that change the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field. The pixel unit is sandwiched by plastic substrates, and barrier layers including an inorganic insulating material are provided between the plastic substrates and the pixel unit. The purpose of the present invention is to supply display devices which are excellent in productivity, light in weight and flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Yasuyuki ARAI
  • Patent number: 10236271
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a wireless chip of which mechanical strength can be increased. Moreover, it is an object of the present invention to provide a wireless chip which can prevent an electric wave from being blocked. The invention is a wireless chip in which a layer having a thin film transistor is fixed to an antenna by an anisotropic conductive adhesive or a conductive layer, and the thin film transistor is connected to the antenna. The antenna has a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer. The dielectric layer is sandwiched between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The first conductive layer serves as a radiating electrode and the second conductive layer serves as a ground contact body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukie Suzuki, Yasuyuki Arai, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10236331
    Abstract: Although an organic resin substrate is highly effective at reducing the weight and improving the shock resistance of a display device, it is required to improve the moisture resistance of the organic resin substrate for the sake of maintaining the reliability of an EL element. Hard carbon films are formed to cover a surface of the organic resin substrate and outer surfaces of a sealing member. Typically, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) films are used as the carbon films. The DLC films have a construction where carbon atoms are bonded into an SP3 bond in terms of a short-distance order, although the films have an amorphous construction from a macroscopic viewpoint. The DLC films contain 95 to 70 atomic % carbon and 5 to 30 atomic % hydrogen, so that the DLC films are very hard and minute and have a superior gas barrier property and insulation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 10170630
    Abstract: To provide a highly integrated semiconductor memory device. To provide a semiconductor memory device which can hold stored data even when power is not supplied. To provide a semiconductor memory device which has a large number of write cycles. The degree of integration of a memory cell array is increased by forming a memory cell including two transistors and one capacitor which are arranged three-dimensionally. The electric charge accumulated in the capacitor is prevented from being leaking by forming a transistor for controlling the amount of electric charge of the capacitor in the memory cell using a wide-gap semiconductor having a wider band gap than silicon. Accordingly, a semiconductor memory device which can hold stored data even when power is not supplied can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Arai
  • Publication number: 20180348824
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 10134766
    Abstract: The number of photolithography steps used for manufacturing a transistor is reduced to less than the conventional one and a highly reliable semiconductor device is provided. The present invention relates to a semiconductor device including a circuit including a transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer over a first substrate and a second substrate fixed to the first substrate with a sealant. A closed space surrounded by the sealant, the first substrate, and the second substrate is in a reduced pressure state or filled with dry air. The sealant surrounds at least the transistor and has a closed pattern shape. Further, the circuit is a driver circuit including a transistor having an oxide semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Hayakawa, Yuta Moriya, Junya Goto, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 10088732
    Abstract: A constitution of the display device of the invention is shown in the following. The display device includes a pixel unit including TFTs of which the active layer contains an organic semiconductor material for forming channel portions in the opening portions in an insulating layer arranged to meet the gale electrodes. The pixel unit further includes a contrast media formed on the electrodes connected to the TFTs for changing the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field, or microcapsules containing electrically charged particles that change the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field. The pixel unit is sandwiched by plastic substrates, and barrier layers including an inorganic insulating material are provided between the plastic substrates and the pixel unit. The purpose of the present invention is to supply display devices which are excellent in productivity, light in weight and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Publication number: 20180270959
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki ARAI, lkuko KAWAMATA, Atsushi MIYAGUCHI, Yoshitaka MORIYA
  • Patent number: 9996115
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9980389
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Publication number: 20180130863
    Abstract: Although an organic resin substrate is highly effective at reducing the weight and improving the shock resistance of a display device, it is required to improve the moisture resistance of the organic resin substrate for the sake of maintaining the reliability of an EL element. Hard carbon films are formed to cover a surface of the organic resin substrate and outer surfaces of a sealing member. Typically, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) films are used as the carbon films. The DLC films have a construction where carbon atoms are bonded into an SP3 bond in terms of a short-distance order, although the films have an amorphous construction from a macroscopic viewpoint. The DLC films contain 95 to 70 atomic % carbon and 5 to 30 atomic % hydrogen, so that the DLC films are very hard and minute and have a superior gas barrier property and insulation performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Yasuyuki ARAI
  • Patent number: 9946139
    Abstract: A constitution of the display device of the invention is shown in the following. The display device includes a pixel unit including TFTs of which the active layer contains an organic semiconductor material for forming channel portions in the opening portions in an insulating layer arranged to meet the gale electrodes. The pixel unit further includes a contrast media formed on the electrodes connected to the TFTs for changing the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field, or microcapsules containing electrically charged particles that change the reflectivity upon the application of an electric field. The pixel unit is sandwiched by plastic substrates, and barrier layers including an inorganic insulating material are provided between the plastic substrates and the pixel unit. The purpose of the present invention is to supply display devices which are excellent in productivity, light in weight and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Publication number: 20180075806
    Abstract: In a display element such as an organic EL element, deterioration progresses due to light emission, and emission luminance is lowered even if the same voltage is applied to the display element. Therefore, use over time causes variations in luminance of each pixel, thereby a so-called “image burn-in” phenomenon occurs. Given this factor, the invention provides a display device which can reduce the difference in deterioration of a display element in each pixel and suppress variations in light emission of a display element in a pixel. It is prevented that only a specific pixel has a long accumulated lighting time. For that purpose, a gray scale of a display pattern is changed to prevent the difference in deterioration of display element in pixels from increasing. Alternatively, a specific display pattern is prevented from being fixedly displayed in a specific region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Hajime KIMURA, Atsushi UMEZAKI, Yasunori YOSHIDA, Hideaki SHISHIDO, Takuya KIMISHIMA, Yasuyuki ARAI
  • Patent number: 9876414
    Abstract: A method of molding a resin casing covering a stator of a motor may include preparing first and second molds; disposing the stator in the first mold; combining the molds; pouring a resin into the cavity; curing the resin; separating the molds; and taking the stator and resin casing from the mold. The stator may include a core, an insulator, and a coil. The core may include a core back surrounding and teeth that extend inward from the core back. The insulator may include wall portions inside the coil. The wall portions may be provided around the teeth and extend toward one side in an axial direction. One of the molds may include cylindrical surfaces contacting inner end faces of the teeth. The first mold may include wall supporting surfaces contacting or facing the inner surfaces of the wall portions. The wall supporting surfaces may be outside the cylindrical surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC TECHNO MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yoshida, Yasuyuki Arai, Satoru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9853235
    Abstract: An organic EL display device of active matrix type wherein insulated-gate field effect transistors formed on a single-crystal semiconductor substrate are overlaid with an organic EL layer; characterized in that the single-crystal semiconductor substrate (413 in FIG. 4) is held in a vacant space (414) which is defined by a bed plate (401) and a cover plate (405) formed of an insulating material, and a packing material (404) for bonding the bed and cover plates; and that the vacant space (414) is filled with an inert gas and a drying agent, whereby the organic EL layer is prevented from oxidizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: D855629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emika Arai, Daisuke Nakata, Katsuya Hyodo, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Toshiyuki Kimura, Yasuyuki Suki