Patents by Inventor Yoshikazu Yokota

Yoshikazu Yokota 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: 10379459
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: element arrays each including light emitting elements arranged in main scanning direction, the arrays being arranged in sub scanning direction; a photoreceptor whose surface moves relative to the light emitting elements in the sub scanning direction; a controller outputting control voltage instructing light emission amount for each light emitting element; and drivers each supplying drive current to a corresponding light emitting element according to the control voltage, thus causing the light emitting element to emit light to expose the moving surface of the photoreceptor. Intervals L between the arrays satisfy (D/2)×(V/F)?((V/F)×0.1)?L?(D/2)×(V/F)+((V/F)×0.1) where F expresses frequency of AC noise to be superimposed on the control voltage, V expresses system speed of the surface of the photoreceptor moving relative to the light emitting elements, and D is an odd number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Watanabe, So Yano, Sotaro Yokota
  • Patent number: 9454793
    Abstract: A display control device and technique for controlling displays on a display unit, in which a plurality of display segments are two-dimensionally arranged (e.g. a dot matrix type display unit), is provided. The technique is effectively applicable to a write data latch circuit of a memory for storing display data in the display control device, such as, for example, a liquid crystal display control device, a mobile electronic apparatus, etc. A display drive control technique for controlling a moving picture display mode of a display device is also provided. The display drive control circuit controls a picture display mode of a display device for displaying still pictures and moving pictures to a liquid crystal display device, such as, for example, a dot matrix type display devices, an organic EL display device, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Synaptics Display Devices GK
    Inventors: Kunihiko Tani, Yoshikazu Yokota, Goro Sakamaki, Takashi Ohyama, Shigeru Ohta, Kei Tanabe
  • Patent number: 8941578
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller includes a drive duty selection register capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor, and a drive bias selection register. When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yokota, Kunihiko Tani, Gorou Sakamaki, Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Takashi Yoneoka, Kazuhisa Higuchi, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8823627
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display controller device and method which provides for a full and/or partial display with good display quality and/or low power consumption based on the scanning period for an active scan line being dependent upon a number of reference clock pulses. Some embodiments of the present invention include one or more of the following features: keeping the frequency substantially constant for different numbers of active scan lines, allowing change of the frequency due to characteristics of the LCD, displaying gradation with near linear effective voltage characteristics, displaying graduation data with lower power, or displaying a partial or full screen in a mobile device, for example, a cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kudo, Tsutomu Furuhashi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Toshimitsu Matsudo, Atsuhiro Higa
  • Publication number: 20140043348
    Abstract: A display control device and technique for controlling displays on a display unit, in which a plurality of display segments are two-dimensionally arranged (e.g. a dot matrix type display unit), is provided. The technique is effectively applicable to a write data latch circuit of a memory for storing display data in the display control device, such as, for example, a liquid crystal display control device, a mobile electronic apparatus, etc. A display drive control technique for controlling a moving picture display mode of a display device is also provided. The display drive control circuit controls a picture display mode of a display device for displaying still pictures and moving pictures to a liquid crystal display device, such as, for example, a dot matrix type display devices, an organic EL display device, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: Hitachi Device Engineering Co., Ltd., Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Tani, Yoshikazu Yokota, Goro Sakamaki, Takashi Ohyama, Shigeru Ohta, Kei Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20130293796
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller includes a drive duty selection register capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor, and a drive bias selection register. When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Yoshikazu YOKOTA, Kunihiko TANI, Gorou SAKAMAKI, Katsuhiko YAMAMOTO, Takashi YONEOKA, Kazuhisa HIGUCHI, Kimihiko SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8547320
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller includes a drive duty selection register capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor, and a drive bias selection register. When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yokota, Kunihiko Tani, Gorou Sakamaki, Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Takashi Yoneoka, Kazuhisa Higuchi, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8421829
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display controller device and method which provides for a full and/or partial display with good display quality and/or low power consumption based on the scanning period for an active scan line being dependent upon a number of reference clock pulses. Some embodiments of the present invention include one or more of the following features: keeping the frequency substantially constant for different numbers of active scan lines, allowing change of the frequency due to characteristics of the LCD, displaying gradation with near linear effective voltage characteristics, displaying graduation data with lower power, or displaying a partial or full screen in a mobile device, for example, a cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kudo, Tsutomu Furuhashi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Toshimitsu Matsudo, Atsuhiro Higa
  • Publication number: 20120256816
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller includes a drive duty selection register capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor, and a drive bias selection register. When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu YOKOTA, Kunihiko TANI, Gorou SAKAMAKI, Katsuhiko YAMAMOTO, Takashi YONEOKA, Kazuhisa HIGUCHI, Kimihiko SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8212763
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers such as for portable telephone sets, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller (2) includes a drive duty selection register (34) capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor (1), and a drive bias selection register (32). When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel (3) to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yokota, Kunihiko Tani, Gorou Sakamaki, Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Takashi Yoneoka, Kazuhisa Higuchi, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20120154465
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display controller device and method which provides for a full and/or partial display with good display quality and/or low power consumption based on the scanning period for an active scan line being dependent upon a number of reference clock pulses. Some embodiments of the present invention include one or more of the following features: keeping the frequency substantially constant for different numbers of active scan lines, allowing change of the frequency due to characteristics of the LCD, displaying gradation with near linear effective voltage characteristics, displaying graduation data with lower power, or displaying a partial or full screen in a mobile device, for example, a cell phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kudo, Tsutomu Furuhashi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Toshimitsu Matsudo, Atsuhiro Higa
  • Patent number: 8130190
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display controller device and method which provides for a full and/or partial display with good display quality and/or low power consumption based on the scanning period for an active scan line being dependent upon a number of reference clock pulses. Some embodiments of the present invention include one or more of the following features: keeping the frequency substantially constant for different numbers of active scan lines, allowing change of the frequency due to characteristics of the LCD, displaying gradation with near linear effective voltage characteristics, displaying graduation data with lower power, or displaying a partial or full screen in a mobile device, for example, a cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kudo, Tsutomu Furuhashi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Toshimitsu Matsudo, Atsuhiro Higa
  • Patent number: 8009259
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel and a semiconductor integrated circuit for driving and controlling the liquid crystal display panel. The number of input/output wires connected to I/O terminals (bonding pads) of the semiconductor integrated circuit is reduced so as to simplify wiring patterns of the I/O wires, whereby degrees of freedom in arranging the I/O wiring patterns are enhanced. The panel has a pair of insulating substrate, and the semiconductor integrated circuit is mounted on one of the paired substrates. The semiconductor integrated circuit has a mode terminal which is fixed to a power supply potential or to a reference potential during operation of the integrated circuit, and power supply dummy terminals connected to the power supply potential or reference potential inside the semiconductor integrated circuit. The wiring patterns formed on the paired insulating substrates connect the mode terminal to the power supply dummy terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Higuchi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20110080550
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel and a semiconductor integrated circuit for driving and controlling the liquid crystal display panel. The number of input/output wires connected to I/O terminals (bonding pads) of the semiconductor integrated circuit is reduced so as to simplify wiring patterns of the I/O wires, whereby degrees of freedom in arranging the I/O wiring patterns are enhanced. The panel has a pair of insulating substrate, and the semiconductor integrated circuit is mounted on one of the paired substrates. The semiconductor integrated circuit has a mode terminal which is fixed to a power supply potential or to a reference potential during operation of the integrated circuit, and power supply dummy terminals connected to the power supply potential or reference potential inside the semiconductor integrated circuit. The wiring patterns formed on the paired insulating substrates connect the mode terminal to the power supply dummy terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Higuchi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7876414
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device comprises a liquid crystal display panel and a semiconductor integrated circuit for driving and controlling the liquid crystal display panel. The number of input/output wires connected to I/O terminals (bonding pads) of the semiconductor integrated circuit is reduced so as to simplify wiring patterns of the I/O wires, whereby degrees of freedom in arranging the I/O wiring patterns are enhanced. The panel has a pair of insulating substrate, and the semiconductor integrated circuit is mounted on one of the paired substrates. The semiconductor integrated circuit has a mode terminal which is fixed to a power supply potential or to a reference potential during operation of the integrated circuit, and power supply dummy terminals connected to the power supply potential or reference potential inside the semiconductor integrated circuit. The wiring patterns formed on the paired insulating substrates connect the mode terminal to the power supply dummy terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Higuchi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7852358
    Abstract: A display device for displaying display data includes a display panel having pixel sections in a matrix form, a scanning circuit which selects a line of the pixel sections, a generation circuit which generates a plurality of gray-scale voltages based on a reference voltage, and a selection circuit which selects a gray-scale voltage corresponding to the display data from the plurality of gray-scale voltages, and outputs the gray-scale voltage thus selected to a pixel section of the display panel. The generation circuit one of increases and decreases a steady-state current of the generation circuit at a second period within one scanning period of the scanning circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kudo, Atsuhiro Higa, Yoshikazu Yokota, Hiroshi Kurihara, Kazunari Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20100273386
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device comprises a liquid crystal display panel and a semiconductor integrated circuit for driving and controlling the liquid crystal display panel. The number of input/output wires connected to I/O terminals (bonding pads) of the semiconductor integrated circuit is reduced so as to simplify wiring patterns of the I/O wires, whereby degrees of freedom in arranging the I/O wiring patterns are enhanced. The panel has a pair of insulating substrate, and the semiconductor integrated circuit is mounted on one of the paired substrates. The semiconductor integrated circuit has a mode terminal which is fixed to a power supply potential or to a reference potential during operation of the integrated circuit, and power supply dummy terminals connected to the power supply potential or reference potential inside the semiconductor integrated circuit. The wiring patterns formed on the paired insulating substrates connect the mode terminal to the power supply dummy terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: RENESAS TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Higuchi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7804573
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device comprises a liquid crystal display panel and a semiconductor integrated circuit for driving and controlling the liquid crystal display panel. The number of input/output wires connected to I/O terminals (bonding pads) of the semiconductor integrated circuit is reduced so as to simplify wiring patterns of the I/O wires, whereby degrees of freedom in arranging the I/O wiring patterns are enhanced. The panel has a pair of insulating substrate, and the semiconductor integrated circuit is mounted on one of the paired substrates. The semiconductor integrated circuit has a mode terminal which is fixed to a power supply potential or to a reference potential during operation of the integrated circuit, and power supply dummy terminals connected to the power supply potential or reference potential inside the semiconductor integrated circuit. The wiring patterns formed on the paired insulating substrates connect the mode terminal to the power supply dummy terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Higuchi, Yoshikazu Yokota, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20100156876
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers such as for portable telephone sets, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller (2) includes a drive duty selection register (34) capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor (1), and a drive bias selection register (32). When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel (3) to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: RENESAS TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yokota, Kunihiko Tani, Gorou Sakamaki, Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Takashi Yoneoka, Kazuhisa Higuchi, Kimihiko Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7688303
    Abstract: In conventional liquid crystal display controllers such as for portable telephone sets, the display is reduced in the stand-by state but the liquid crystal display duty is not changed, i.e., even the common electrodes of the rows that are not producing display are scanned, and the consumption of electric power is not decreased to a sufficient degree in the stand-by state. A liquid crystal display controller (2) includes a drive duty selection register (34) capable of being rewritten by a microprocessor (1), and a drive bias selection register (32). When the display is changed from the whole display on a liquid crystal display panel (3) to a partial display on part of the rows only, the preset values of the drive duty selection register and of the drive bias selection register are changed, so that the display is selectively produced on a portion of the liquid crystal display panel at a low voltage with a low-duty drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yokota, Kunihiko Tani, Gorou Sakamaki, Katsuhiko Yamamoto, Takashi Yoneoka, Kazuhisa Higuchi, Kimihiko Sugiyama