Patents by Inventor Yoshihisa Takahashi

Yoshihisa Takahashi 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: 11289552
    Abstract: A display panel includes a substrate, a gate metal layer formed on a substrate, an insulating layer that covers the gate metal layer, and a source metal layer formed on the insulating layer. In a driving circuit region, the gate metal layer includes a first electrode and a second electrode separated from each other in a first direction and close to each other. The first electrode is positioned nearer than the second electrode to an active region and has a first side on a side facing the second electrode. The second electrode includes an ESD sacrificial portion. The ESD sacrificial portion includes a first part extending in the first direction and a second part facing the first side and extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, the second part not overlapping a source metal of the source metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Nakagawa, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Masahiro Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20220062757
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing having a holding portion for gripping by a hand of a user; a manipulation block having a first side that includes at least one of: (i) one or more pressable buttons, and (ii) a stick button, and having a second side that includes a trigger button; and at least one of: (i) a thumb sensor block, located proximate to the first side of the manipulation block, and operable to detect the presence of the thumb of the hand of the user when the holding portion is gripped by the user, (ii) a first finger sensor, located on the trigger button, and operable to detect the presence of the at least one finger of the hand of the user when the holding portion is gripped by the user, and (iii) a second finger sensor, located proximate to both the second side of the manipulation block and the holding portion of the housing, and operable to detect the presence of at least one of a middle finger, a ring finger, and a pinky finger of the hand of the user when the holding portion is gripped by the us
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Machida, Kunihito Sawai, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yasushi Okumura, Norihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 11198060
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for causing a device to present a sense of force against depressing of a button in response to receiving an input initiated by the user of a sense-of-force presentation start position in said predetermined movable range, and to store the sense-of-force presentation start position in a memory in response to the input initiated by the user; acquiring a depress amount of said button; receiving the sense-of-force presentation start position from the memory; and instructing the presentation of the sense of force against depressing of said button when said depress amount reaches said sense-of-force presentation start position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Machida, Kunihito Sawai, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yasushi Okumura, Norihiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20210293291
    Abstract: Provided is a friction member (such as a disc brake pad) having light weight by reducing weight of a back plate and having improved durability after repeated braking. The friction member is specifically a friction member in which a friction material (overlying material) is disposed through an underlying material on one surface of a back plate comprising a material having a lower specific gravity than that of steel, wherein the underlying material comprises 30 mass % or more in total of a bonding material, an organic filler, and an organic fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa TAKAHASHI, Mitsuo UNNO
  • Publication number: 20210272949
    Abstract: A display panel includes a substrate, a gate metal layer formed on a substrate, an insulating layer that covers the gate metal layer, and a source metal layer formed on the insulating layer. In a driving circuit region, the gate metal layer includes a first electrode and a second electrode separated from each other in a first direction and close to each other. The first electrode is positioned nearer than the second electrode to an active region and has a first side on a side facing the second electrode. The second electrode includes an ESD sacrificial portion. The ESD sacrificial portion includes a first part extending in the first direction and a second part facing the first side and extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, the second part not overlapping a source metal of the source metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: HIDETOSHI NAKAGAWA, YOSHIHISA TAKAHASHI, MASAHIRO MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20210272494
    Abstract: A circuit includes a first transistor whose gate is connected to a set terminal and whose source or drain is connected to an internal node, a second transistor connected such that one of a source and a drain is electrically connected to the internal node and the other one of the source and the drain is electrically connected to a reference voltage source, a third transistor connected such that a gate is connected to the internal node, one of a source and a drain is connected to a clock terminal, and the other one of the source and the drain is connected to a first output terminal, a bootstrap capacitor which is connected to the internal node and the first output terminal, and a stabilization circuit that suppresses a drop in potential at the internal node in a charging period of the bootstrap capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: YOSHIHISA TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10957266
    Abstract: Provided are a drive circuit and a display apparatus capable of making the waveforms of driving signals uniform. The drive circuit comprises a plurality of shift registers each comprising an input end, an output end, and a switching element connected between the input end and the output end. The input ends are respectively connected to a plurality of branch points on an input-signal line arranged on a display panel. The output ends are respectively connected to a plurality of output-signal lines. The drive circuit outputs a driving signal from the output end, on the basis of a signal input through the input end. All or some of the shift registers differ, according to a position of the branch point to which the input end is connected, in resistance value between the input end and the output end while the switching element is ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10909942
    Abstract: Provided are a drive circuit capable of preventing a malfunction of the circuit, and a display apparatus. Each of the multiple shift registers comprising an output switching element and a first input switching element, wherein one or more shift registers of the multiple shift registers comprise a control switching element, wherein a first controlled terminal is connected to either an output control node to which a second controlled terminal of the first input switching element and a control terminal of the output switching element are connected or a second controlled terminal of the output switching element, and a second controlled terminal is connected to a predetermined electric potential, wherein a first clear signal to be high level at or before a time point when an predetermined clock signal rises is input to a control terminal of the control switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10850192
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a device with one of the left side and the right side of the device fixed as pressed against the palm of a user. The device includes a button that can be depressed within a predetermined movable range and a sense-of-force presentation block for presenting a sensor of force against button depression within a range in which any of the fingers of the user is reachable, the input of a sense-of-force presentation start position in the predetermined movable range being received, a button depressing amount being acquired, and, when the sense-of-force presentation start position is reached, instructing the sense-of-force presentation block to present a sense force against the depressing of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Machida, Kunihito Sawai, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yasushi Okumura, Norihiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200353352
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for causing a device to present a sense of force against depressing of a button in response to receiving an input initiated by the user of a sense-of-force presentation start position in said predetermined movable range, and to store the sense-of-force presentation start position in a memory in response to the input initiated by the user; acquiring a depress amount of said button; receiving the sense-of-force presentation start position from the memory; and instructing the presentation of the sense of force against depressing of said button when said depress amount reaches said sense-of-force presentation start position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Machida, Kunihito Sawai, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yasushi Okumura, Norihiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200332851
    Abstract: There are provided a friction member in which both shear strength at normal temperature and high temperature and crack resistance can be satisfied, the disk rotor-attacking properties are low, and the vibration damping properties are high, and brake squeal is less likely to occur, and a friction material composition for an underlay material with which the friction member is obtained, and a friction material. The friction member is more specifically a friction member comprising an overlay material, an underlay material, and a back metal in this order, wherein the underlay material comprises fibrous wollastonite, an average fiber length of the fibrous wollastonite is 100 to 850 ?m, and an aspect ratio (average fiber length/average fiber diameter) of the fibrous wollastonite is 8 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa TAKAHASHI, Kazuya BABA
  • Patent number: 10809825
    Abstract: A control apparatus is used for a device that is set up assuming that the device is worn on a user's left hand or right hand, acquires given information from the device, and determines whether the device is to be worn on the user's left hand or right hand on the basis of the given information acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yuichi Machida, Kunihito Sawai, Yasushi Okumura, Norihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 10773160
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a device with one of the left side and the right side of the device fixed as pressed against the palm of a user. The device includes a button that can be depressed within a predetermined movable range and a sense-of-force presentation block for presenting a sensor of force against button depression within a range in which any of the fingers of the user is reachable, the input of a sense-of-force presentation start position in the predetermined movable range being received, a button depressing amount being acquired, and, when the sense-of-force presentation start position is reached, instructing the sense-of-force presentation block to present a sense force against the depressing of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Machida, Kunihito Sawai, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Yasushi Okumura, Norihiro Nagai
  • Publication number: 20200193925
    Abstract: Provided are a drive circuit capable of preventing a malfunction of the circuit, and a display apparatus. Each of the multiple shift registers comprising an output switching element and a first input switching element, wherein one or more shift registers of the multiple shift registers comprise a control switching element, wherein a first controlled terminal is connected to either an output control node to which a second controlled terminal of the first input switching element and a control terminal of the output switching element are connected or a second controlled terminal of the output switching element, and a second controlled terminal is connected to a predetermined electric potential, wherein a first clear signal to be high level at or before a time point when an predetermined clock signal rises is input to a control terminal of the control switching element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: YOSHIHISA TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10665196
    Abstract: Provided are a drive circuit and a display apparatus capable of suppressing the delay of a drive signal. Each of multiple shift registers comprises: an output switching element to which a predetermined clock signal to be input, the output switching element comprising a second controlled terminal is connected to an output node from which a drive signal is output; a first input switching element comprising a first controlled terminal to which a set signal to be input and a second controlled terminal connected to the output switching element; and a control unit for applying a predetermined electric potential to the second controlled terminal of the output switching element, wherein a low-level electric potential of the predetermined clock signal is lower than a low-level electric potential of the drive signal, and the predetermined electric potential is applied to the output switching element when the predetermined clock signal falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20200132143
    Abstract: Provided is a friction member (such as a disc brake pad) having light weight by reducing weight of a back plate and having improved durability after repeated braking. Specific examples of the friction member include a friction member having a friction material disposed on one surface of the back plate comprising a material having a lower specific gravity than that of steel, wherein heat conductivity in a thickness direction of the friction material is 0.40 W/m·K or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuo UNNO, Yoshihisa TAKAHASHI, Hajime TOYODA
  • Patent number: 10534432
    Abstract: A control apparatus is connected to a device for detecting a user's hand motion, controls a motion of a virtual character, and decides, in accordance with a detection result of hand motion by the device, whether the detected motion is a first instruction action or a second instruction action. The first instruction action achieves a match between a hand motion of the character and the user's hand motion. The second instruction action instructs an action different from the user's hand motion. When it is decided, as a result of the decision, that the detected user's hand motion is the first instruction action, the control apparatus achieves a match between the character's hand motion and the detected user's hand motion. When it is decided that the detected user's hand motion is the second instruction action, the control apparatus causes the character to perform an action different from the hand motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Okumura, Shinichi Hirata, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Yoichi Nishimaki, Norihiro Nagai, Kunihito Sawai, Yuichi Machida
  • Publication number: 20190311689
    Abstract: Provided are a drive circuit and a display apparatus capable of making the waveforms of driving signals uniform. The drive circuit comprises a plurality of shift registers each comprising an input end, an output end, and a switching element connected between the input end and the output end. The input ends are respectively connected to a plurality of branch points on an input-signal line arranged on a display panel. The output ends are respectively connected to a plurality of output-signal lines. The drive circuit outputs a driving signal from the output end, on the basis of a signal input through the input end. All or some of the shift registers differ, according to a position of the branch point to which the input end is connected, in resistance value between the input end and the output end while the switching element is ON.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: YOSHIHISA TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10424335
    Abstract: An information reproduction apparatus includes plural magazines in which optical discs are set, plural drives for performing recording and reproduction on an optical disc set therein, a changer mechanism that transports a magazine between its setting position and one or more drives and mounts and remove a prescribed optical disc or discs in and from the one or more drives by performing either one of a single move process and a multi-move process, and a controller. The controller judges whether to conduct the single move process or the multi-move process based on a reading data list and use statuses of the respective drives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Takahashi, Daisuke Shimoda, Masaru Kaida, Motoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10338424
    Abstract: There is provided a curved display apparatus. The curved display apparatus with transistors of respective pixels arranged in a matrix form on a bendable display screen comprises a gate drive circuit to sequentially provide a gate signal for simultaneously turning on each of a plurality of transistors aligned in the column direction of the matrix to a plurality of gate lines and a source drive circuit to provide a pixel data signal to each of a plurality of source lines, the each pixel data signal representing a gradation of a pixel for each of a plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix. The source drive circuit is provided on a first bendable edge of the display screen, the first bendable edge having a first curvature, and the gate drive circuit is provided on a second bendable edge of the display screen, the second bendable edge having a second curvature larger than the first curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takahashi