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Patent
NLT Technologies Ltd. | Date: 2016-06-08

To provide a display device and the like capable of assisting operations by effectively presenting a sense of texture to the skin of human beings while suppressing generation of unpleasant noises. The display device includes: a visual sense display unit which displays an operation screen to be a target of touch operations done by a user by image signals supplied from outside; and a plate-type tactual sense presenting unit which is disposed on the upper side of the visual sense display unit and presents a tactual sense that can be perceived by the user on the operation screen. The tactual sense presenting unit includes X-electrodes and Y-electrodes which exhibit transparency for visible light rays and operate by voltage signals supplied from outside, and a resin exhibiting transparency for visible light rays is filled in a layered-state gap between the visual sense display unit and the tactual sense presenting unit.


Patent
NLT Technologies Ltd. | Date: 2016-06-22

Provided are an image sensor and a method of manufacturing method of manufacturing the image sensor. The image sensor includes a substrate, photoelectric transducers and switching elements formed in layers on the substrate in this order. Each of the photoelectric transducers includes a hydrogenated amorphous silicon layer. Each of the switching elements includes an amorphous oxide semiconductor layer. The image sensor further includes a blocking layer arranged between the hydrogenated amorphous silicon layers of the photoelectric transducers and the amorphous oxide semiconductor layers of the switching elements, where the blocking layer suppresses penetration of hydrogen separated from the hydrogenated amorphous silicon layers.


Patent
NLT Technologies Ltd. | Date: 2016-03-31

A display panel is attached to a front plate which is disposed at a front surface side of the display panel, with an intermediate member interposed therebetween. A chassis accommodates the display panel in a state in which an opening edge of the chassis comes into contact with the front plate and an inner side surface of the chassis comes into contact with a side surface of the intermediate member. The opening edge of the chassis comes into contact with the front plate to position the display panel and the chassis in the thickness direction of the display panel. The inner side surface of the chassis comes into contact with the side surface of the intermediate member to position the display panel and the chassis in a direction along a display surface of the display panel.


Patent
NLT Technologies Ltd. | Date: 2016-09-21

A display device has a data-holding circuit with a capacitance and a display portion with a plurality of pixel electrodes, formed on a first carrier substrate. In the display device, a second carrier substrate disposed opposite the first carrier substrate is placed above the display portion, but the opposing substrate is not present above the area in which the data-holding circuit is disposed. The parasitic capacitance of the data-holding circuit can thereby be reduced. Therefore, the capacitance in the data-holding circuit can be reduced and the area required can be reduced as well. The display data of all the pixels is sent serially to the liquid crystal module without high-speed transfer for each frame time interval, and size can be reduced because the controller IC and interface circuit are formed on the same substrate as the display device substrate.


Patent
Nlt Technologies Ltd. | Date: 2016-05-17

A translucent liquid crystal display panel (2) includes pixel pairs as display units each formed by a left-eye pixel (4L) and a right-eye pixel (4R) and arranged in a matrix shape. A through hole (4Ld) arranged in a color layer (4Lc) of a color filter has a slit shape whose longitudinal direction is identical to the orientation direction of a cylindrical lens (3a) constituting a lenticular lens (3). Similarly, a through hole (4Rd) arranged in a color layer (4Rc) of a color filter has a slit shape whose longitudinal direction is identical to the orientation direction of the cylindrical lens (3a) constituting the lenticular lens (3). This suppresses the phenomenon that a hue is changed by a field-of-view angle and/or an external light condition on the translucent display panel capable of displaying an image directed to a plurality of viewpoints.


To provide an electronic circuit and the like capable of extending the life greatly even when the transistors constituting the electronic circuit have property fluctuation. The electronic circuit includes switching-target circuits and a switching circuit for switching the switching-target circuits to an operating state from a stop state. The switching-target circuits include the switching-target circuit in an operating state and the switching-target circuit in an initial-to-stop state. Property fluctuation is generated in the transistors forming the switching-target circuits and the switching target due to an electric stress applied to the transistors. The switching circuit switches the switching-target circuit in the initial-to-stop state to an operating state by the transistor of the switching circuit.


A plurality of X electrodes and a plurality of Y electrodes arranged on a support substrate of the tactile sense presentation device are divided into M groups (here, M2, M=4 in FIG. 14). When a presentation content of a tactile sense transits from the N-th frame to the (N+1)-th frame, the tactile sense presentation device, first, sets electrodes belonging to a group 1 to a floating state for a predetermined time and then, connects each electrode to an AC voltage signal source or the ground so as to present a tactile sense in the (N+1)-th frame. The tactile sense presentation device sequentially performs this operation for each group, and, when the operation of a group M ends, a transition between frames ends, and the movement of the target area that is an area in which a texture sense is presented is completed. There is no case where all the electrodes are in the floating state together, and there is no interruption of the texture sense.


An image update determining unit compares a previously set temperature with a temperature estimated by a temperature increase estimating unit, and determines whether or not an image update operation is executable, and an image update interval is appropriately set according to the estimated temperature by performing image update on an image to be displayed next when the image update determining unit determines the image update operation to be executable but not performing image update when the image update determining unit determines the image update operation to be non-executable.


To provide a liquid crystal display device and the like capable of achieving a function with which the charging polarity for the liquid crystal panel is not deviated even when the frame rate for writing to the liquid crystal panel changes dynamically only with simple structures and low power consumption. A polarity inversion control circuit is for supplying polarity inversion signals to the liquid crystal panel, and it is characterized to switch the levels of the polarity inversion signals in such a manner that a difference between an integrated value of frame periods when the polarity inversion signal is in a first level and an integrated value of the frame periods when the polarity inversion signal is in a second level becomes small.


A tactile sense presentation device includes a panel that includes a support substrate, a plurality of electrodes, which are formed on the support substrate, extending in a predetermined direction, and an insulating layer covering the plurality of electrodes; and a drive unit that drives the panel, wherein a tactile sense is presented to an operator based on an electrostatic force generated between the electrodes and the operator by the drive unit applying a signal of a voltage to the electrode, a contact face of the insulating layer that is in contact with the operator has a surface roughness Ra of a predetermined range, and the voltage applied to the electrodes corresponding to an area in which the tactile sense is presented to the operator is a voltage corresponding to the surface roughness Ra of the contact face.

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