Patents by Inventor Yohei SUGIMOTO

Yohei SUGIMOTO 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: 20210139016
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a steering device, a steering controller, a steering input member, a front-rear driving force distribution unit, and a behavior controller. The steering device steers front wheels of a vehicle. The steering controller controls and causes the steering device to perform steering automatically. The steering input member receives a steering operation inputted by a driver. The front-rear driving force distribution unit changes a front-rear driving force distribution ratio. The behavior controller predicts, if a steering operation is performed via the steering input member during the automatic steering, a behavior of the vehicle to be exhibited after steering corresponding to the steering operation, and causes, if an oversteer behavior is predicted to occur, the front-rear driving force distribution unit to change the driving force distribution ratio to a front-wheel biased distribution ratio as compared with a case where the oversteer behavior is not predicted to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Harunobu HORIGUCHI, Ryoichi MIZUTANI, Akihisa OSADA, Yohei KAWASHIMA, Yuki SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210116766
    Abstract: A liquid crystal apparatus includes a scan line extending in a ±X direction, a data line extending in a ±Y direction that intersects with the ±X direction, a TFT having a semiconductor layer in which, at a position overlapping with the scan line in plan view, one source drain region and a channel region extend along the ±X direction, and at a position overlapping with the data line in plan view, another source drain region extends along the ±Y direction, and a first upper capacitance element and a second upper capacitance element provided at a position overlapping with the data line, so as to overlap with the other source drain region in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10852600
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device as an electrooptical device includes a TFT as a transistor, a pixel electrode provided correspondingly to the TFT, a storage capacitor in which a first capacitance electrode, a capacitance insulating layer, and a second capacitance electrode are stacked in order, and a contact portion as a first contact portion configured to electrically connect a semiconductor layer of the TFT and the pixel electrode. In the liquid crystal device, the second capacitance electrode includes a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer stacked on the first conductive layer, and the contact portion is configured of the second conductive layer and is provided so as to be in contact with a drain region of the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200124401
    Abstract: A plant facility apparatus recognition system is provided, which appropriately recognizes a plant facility apparatus even in a plant facility in which a wireless facility and a marker are not able to be installed even when the shape of the plant facility apparatus is different from or has been changed from design data. The plant facility apparatus recognition system that uses a mobile device having a camera to recognize the plant facility apparatus to be subjected to work in the plant facility includes a characteristic length acquirer that acquires information on the pipe as a first characteristic length from an image obtained by causing the camera to image the plant facility apparatus and the pipe existing near the plant facility apparatus, and a characteristic length comparator that compares the first characteristic length with a second characteristic length acquired from the design data and related to the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yukihiro MURATA, Hiroshi SEKI, Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200117063
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device as an electrooptical device includes a TFT as a transistor, a pixel electrode provided correspondingly to the TFT, a storage capacitor in which a first capacitance electrode, a capacitance insulating layer, and a second capacitance electrode are stacked in order, and a contact portion as a first contact portion configured to electrically connect a semiconductor layer of the TFT and the pixel electrode. In the liquid crystal device, the second capacitance electrode includes a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer stacked on the first conductive layer, and the contact portion is configured of the second conductive layer and is provided so as to be in contact with a drain region of the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200075774
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a base material as a substrate, a TFT as a transistor, a scanning line as a light shielding layer between the base material and the TFT, and a holding capacitor between the base material and the scanning line. The holding capacitor includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer provided on the first conductive layer via a first capacitor insulating layer, a third conductive layer electrically connected to the second conductive layer via a first contact hole provided in an insulating layer covering the second conductive layer, and a fourth conductive layer provided on the third conductive layer via a second capacitor insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200025912
    Abstract: A flying body includes an observation data generation unit that generates observation data on the basis of radio waves received by a radar, an image generation unit that generates an image representing a monitoring space on the basis of the observation data generated by the observation data generation unit, and a detection unit that detects a detection target on the basis of the image generated by the image generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Noriyasu INABA, Satoru OZAWA, Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10444493
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a substrate, a mirror support pillar extending in a direction in which the pillar intersects with a surface of the substrate, and a mirror that is so disposed as to be distanced from the substrate and to be capable of being displaced with respect to the mirror support pillar. The mirror has a reflective metal film, and a reflection enhancing lamination film that covers a portion including a surface and a side surface of the reflective metal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10268091
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device as an electro-optical device includes a first insulating layer as a first layer with an insulating property stacked on a base member as a substrate, a trench provided in the first insulating layer for each pixel, a second insulating layer as a second layer stacked on the first insulating layer and having an aperture communicating with the trench, and a retention capacitor as a capacitance element including a first capacitance electrode, a first capacitance insulating film, and a second capacitance electrode which are provided on at least an inner side the trench and the aperture. A layer thickness of the first insulating layer is larger than a layer thickness of the second insulating layer, and a width of the trench is larger than a width of the aperture in the X direction as a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20180203314
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device as an electro-optical device includes a first insulating layer as a first layer with an insulating property stacked on a base member as a substrate, a trench provided in the first insulating layer for each pixel, a second insulating layer as a second layer stacked on the first insulating layer and having an aperture communicating with the trench, and a retention capacitor as a capacitance element including a first capacitance electrode, a first capacitance insulating film, and a second capacitance electrode which are provided on at least an inner side the trench and the aperture. A layer thickness of the first insulating layer is larger than a layer thickness of the second insulating layer, and a width of the trench is larger than a width of the aperture in the X direction as a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9939697
    Abstract: An electro-optical device is capable of high quality images. An electro-optical device (200) includes a first capacitive element (491), a second capacitive element (492), and a third capacitive element (493). The first capacitive element (491) includes a first conductive film (408), a first part of a second conductive film (411), and a first dielectric film (410). The second capacitive element (492) includes a third conductive film (416), a second part of a fourth conductive film (418), and a second dielectric film (417). The third capacitive element (493) includes the third conductive film (416), a third part of the fourth conductive film (418), and the second dielectric film (417). Since a capacitive element that includes a large capacitance value is formed in a narrow region, even if the pixel becomes smaller as the definition is increased, it is possible to realize an excellent electro-optical device in which display defects are suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Sugimoto, Minoru Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 9922999
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device which is used as an electro-optical device according to the present embodiment includes at least five capacitance electrodes that are stacked on a substrate in a state where dielectric films are interposed therebetween. Two capacitance electrodes which are stacked on odd-numbered layers among the at least five capacitance electrodes are electrically connected to a capacitance line through a contact hole that is a common contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9823530
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes a semiconductor layer which is provided on a first substrate, a gate electrode which is provided on the semiconductor layer, a first light-shielding member which is provided between the semiconductor layer and the first substrate, a second light-shielding member which is provided in an extension direction of the first substrate in the semiconductor layer, and a third light-shielding member which is provided on an opposite side to the first substrate in the semiconductor layer, in which the second light-shielding member is embedded within a groove which is formed between the first light-shielding member and the third light-shielding member, and the third light-shielding member is electrically connected to the gate electrode and the first light-shielding member via the second light-shielding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9812470
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes a first substrate, an interlayer insulation layer which is provided on the first substrate, and a groove which is provided on the interlayer insulation layer, in which a plurality of capacitors (a first capacitative element and a second capacitative element) which are laminated in order of a lower electrode, a lower dielectric film, an relay electrode, an upper dielectric film, and an upper electrode are formed inside the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20170102596
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device which is used as an electro-optical device according to the present embodiment includes at least five capacitance electrodes that are stacked on a substrate in a state where dielectric films are interposed therebetween. Two capacitance electrodes which are stacked on odd-numbered layers among the at least five capacitance electrodes are electrically connected to a capacitance line through a contact hole that is a common contact hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20170031221
    Abstract: An electro-optical device is capable of high quality images. An electro-optical device (200) includes a first capacitive element (491), a second capacitive element (492), and a third capacitive element (493). The first capacitive element (491) includes a first conductive film (408), a first part of a second conductive film (411), and a first dielectric film (410). The second capacitive element (492) includes a third conductive film (416), a second part of a fourth conductive film (418), and a second dielectric film (417). The third capacitive element (493) includes the third conductive film (416), a third part of the fourth conductive film (418), and the second dielectric film (417). Since a capacitive element that includes a large capacitance value is formed in a narrow region, even if the pixel becomes smaller as the definition is increased, it is possible to realize an excellent electro-optical device in which display defects are suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Yohei Sugimoto, Minoru Moriwaki
  • Publication number: 20160291434
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes a semiconductor layer which is provided on a first substrate, a gate electrode which is provided on the semiconductor layer, a first light-shielding member which is provided between the semiconductor layer and the first substrate, a second light-shielding member which is provided in an extension direction of the first substrate in the semiconductor layer, and a third light-shielding member which is provided on an opposite side to the first substrate in the semiconductor layer, in which the second light-shielding member is embedded within a groove which is formed between the first light-shielding member and the third light-shielding member, and the third light-shielding member is electrically connected to the gate electrode and the first light-shielding member via the second light-shielding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160293644
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes a first substrate, an interlayer insulation layer which is provided on the first substrate, and a groove which is provided on the interlayer insulation layer, in which a plurality of capacitors (a first capacitative element and a second capacitative element) which are laminated in order of a lower electrode, a lower dielectric film, an relay electrode, an upper dielectric film, and an upper electrode are formed inside the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Yohei Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20160033760
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a substrate, a mirror support pillar extending in a direction in which the pillar intersects with a surface of the substrate, and a mirror that is so disposed as to be distanced from the substrate and to be capable of being displaced with respect to the mirror support pillar. The mirror has a reflective metal film, and a reflection enhancing lamination film that covers a portion including a surface and a side surface of the reflective metal film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei SUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8896901
    Abstract: An electro-optic device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an electro-optic layer which is interposed between the second substrate and the first substrate, and a first translucent film, a second translucent film, and a third translucent film which are disposed between the second substrate and the electro-optic layer and are sequentially formed from the second substrate, in which the refractive index of the second translucent film is larger than the refractive index of the second substrate, is smaller than the refractive index of the first translucent film, and is smaller than the third translucent film. A transmittance of incident light of the electro-optic device is intensified using refractive index matching, interference dimming, and anti-scattering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Sugimoto, Atsushi Ito, Ryosuke Yamasaki, Akihide Haruyama