Patents by Inventor Akio Amano

Akio Amano 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: 11489081
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: a substrate; a first photoelectric conversion element including a first substrate electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer, and a first counter electrode; a second photoelectric conversion element including a second substrate electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer, and a second counter electrode; and a connection including a groove, a conductive portion and a conductive layer, the conductive portion being provided in the groove and including a part of the first counter electrode, and the conductive portion and the conductive layer electrically connecting the first counter electrode and the second substrate electrode. The conductive layer overlaps the first counter electrode on an edge of the groove, and a total thickness of the conductive portion and the conductive layer is larger than a thickness of the first counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Amano, Kenji Todori, Kenji Fujinaga
  • Publication number: 20220328793
    Abstract: A first light-emitting element and a second light-emitting element that have a resonance structure that causes output light from a light-emission functional layer to resonate between a reflective layer and a semi-transmissive reflective layer, and a pixel definition layer, and in which an aperture part is formed to correspond to each of the first light-emitting element and the second light-emitting element, are formed on a base. A first interval between the reflective layer and the semi-transmissive reflective layer in the first light-emitting element and a second interval between the reflective layer and the semi-transmissive reflective layer in the second light-emitting element are different, and a film thickness of the pixel definition layer is less than a difference between the first interval and the second interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi NOZAWA, Atsushi AMANO, Takeshi KOSHIHARA, Akio FUKASE, Shinichi IWATA
  • Publication number: 20220246874
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device in an embodiment includes a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer, and a first counter electrode and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer, and a second counter electrode, the first photoelectric conversion part and the second photoelectric conversion part being provided on a transparent substrate. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part. As for the first photoelectric conversion layer and the second photoelectric conversion layer, adjacent portions of the adjacent first and second photoelectric conversion layers are electrically separated by an inactive region having electrical resistance higher than that of the first and second photoelectric conversion layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akio AMANO, Hideyuki NAKAO, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAGA
  • Patent number: 11404673
    Abstract: A first light-emitting element and a second light-emitting element that have a resonance structure that causes output light from a light-emission functional layer to resonate between a reflective layer and a semi-transmissive reflective layer, and a pixel definition layer, and in which an aperture part is formed to correspond to each of the first light-emitting element and the second light-emitting element, are formed on a base. A first interval between the reflective layer and the semi-transmissive reflective layer in the first light-emitting element and a second interval between the reflective layer and the semi-transmissive reflective layer in the second light-emitting element are different, and a film thickness of the pixel definition layer is less than a difference between the first interval and the second interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Nozawa, Atsushi Amano, Takeshi Koshihara, Akio Fukase, Shinichi Iwata
  • Patent number: 11335871
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device in an embodiment includes a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer, and a first counter electrode and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer, and a second counter electrode, the first photoelectric conversion part and the second photoelectric conversion part being provided on a transparent substrate. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part. As for the first photoelectric conversion layer and the second photoelectric conversion layer, adjacent portions of the adjacent first and second photoelectric conversion layers are electrically separated by an inactive region having electrical resistance higher than that of the first and second photoelectric conversion layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akio Amano, Hideyuki Nakao, Kenji Todori, Kenji Fujinaga
  • Publication number: 20220005871
    Abstract: A device includes: a substrate; a first cell region including a first lower electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer containing a perovskite compound, and a first upper electrode; a second cell region including a second lower electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer containing a perovskite compound, and a second upper electrode; and an inter-cell region including a first groove which separates the lower electrodes from each other, a second groove which separates the photoelectric conversion layers from each other, a conductive part which electrically connects the first upper electrode and the second lower electrode, and a third groove which separates the upper electrodes from each other. At least either the substrate including the first and second lower electrodes, or the first and second upper electrodes are formed of a light transmissive material. A member is disposed on the light transmissive material side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigehiko MORI, Hideyuki NAKAO, Akio AMANO, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAGA
  • Publication number: 20200403108
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes: a substrate; a first photoelectric conversion element including a first substrate electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer, and a first counter electrode; a second photoelectric conversion element including a second substrate electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer, and a second counter electrode; and a connection including a groove, a conductive portion and a conductive layer, the conductive portion being provided in the groove and including a part of the first counter electrode, and the conductive portion and the conductive layer electrically connecting the first counter electrode and the second substrate electrode. The conductive layer overlaps the first counter electrode on an edge of the groove, and a total thickness of the conductive portion and the conductive layer is larger than a thickness of the first counter electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio AMANO, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAGA
  • Publication number: 20200212330
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device in an embodiment includes a first photoelectric conversion part including a first transparent electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer, and a first counter electrode and a second photoelectric conversion part including a second transparent electrode, a second photoelectric conversion layer, and a second counter electrode, the first photoelectric conversion part and the second photoelectric conversion part being provided on a transparent substrate. The first counter electrode and the second transparent electrode are electrically connected by a connection part. As for the first photoelectric conversion layer and the second photoelectric conversion layer, adjacent portions of the adjacent first and second photoelectric conversion layers are electrically separated by an inactive region having electrical resistance higher than that of the first and second photoelectric conversion layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akio AMANO, Hideyuki NAKAO, Kenji TODORI, Kenji FUJINAKA
  • Patent number: 9947729
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an organic electroluminescent element includes a substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, an organic layer and a first conductive unit. The substrate is light-transmissive. The second electrode is provided between the substrate and the first electrode. The second electrode is light-transmissive. The second electrode includes a first region and a second region. A direction connecting the first region and the second region intersects a first direction connecting the substrate and the first electrode. The organic layer is provided between the second electrode and the first electrode. The first conductive unit is provided between the first region and a portion of the substrate. The first conductive unit is electrically connected with the second electrode. The first conductive unit includes a third region and a fourth region. A portion of the fourth region is disposed between the substrate and at least a portion of the third region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akio Amano, Tomoko Sugizaki, Daimotsu Kato, Tomio Ono
  • Patent number: 9865835
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device includes first and second substrates, first and second electrodes, an insulating layer, an organic light emitting layer, and an intermediate layer. The first electrode is provided on the first substrate. The insulating layer is provided on the first electrode. The insulating layer includes first and second openings. The second electrode includes first and second conductive parts. The first conductive part covers the first opening. The second conductive part covers the second opening. The organic light emitting layer includes first and second light emitting parts. The first light emitting part is provided between the first electrode and the first conductive part. The second light emitting part is provided between the first electrode and the second conductive part. The second substrate is provided on a stacked body including above. The intermediate layer is provided between the stacked body and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasushi Shinjo, Tomoaki Sawabe, Akio Amano
  • Publication number: 20180000365
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a detection device includes a substrate, a light detector, a light emitter. The substrate is light-transmissive. The light emitter is provided between the substrate and the light detector. The light emitter includes a first electrode, a light-emitting layer, and a plurality of second electrodes. The first electrode is provided between the light detector and the substrate. The first electrode is light-transmissive. The light-emitting layer is provided between the light detector and the first electrode. The second electrodes are provided between the light detector and the light-emitting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshiya YONEHARA, Tomoaki SAWABE, Akio AMANO
  • Patent number: 9773980
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the organic electroluminescent device includes an anode, a cathode provided apart from the anode, and a luminous layer. The luminous layer is disposed between the anode and the cathode and contains a host material and a luminous dopant. The host material includes a polymer having a skeleton represented by Formula 1 below in a repeating unit, and a number of repetitions being 20 to 10,000. (X is an element composing a polymer backbone, R1, R2, R3, and R4 may be identical or different, and each of them is selected from a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aromatic ring group, an alkoxy group, an alkothio group, and a halogen atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yukitami Mizuno, Yasushi Shinjo, Akio Amano, Tomoko Sugizaki
  • Patent number: 9719458
    Abstract: A fuel injection control device of an engine is disclosed, that is provided with a fuel injection valve configured to inject a fuel according to a target pulse width into an intake passage, an intake flow rate detection unit arranged to detect a flow rate of an intake air supplied to the engine, an intake pressure detection unit arranged to detect an intake pressure in the intake passage, a fuel pressure detection unit arranged to detect a pressure of a fuel supplied to the fuel injection valve, and a pressure control unit configured to control the fuel pressure according to an engine operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumichi Terauchi, Shigehiro Yokoya, Akio Amano, Takatsugu Katayama
  • Patent number: 9680124
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device includes first and second electrode and an organic light emitting layer. The first electrode has an upper face. The organic light emitting layer is provided on the first electrode. The second electrode is provided on the organic light emitting layer. The second electrode includes a plurality of conductive parts. The conductive parts extend in a first direction parallel to the upper face and are arranged in a second direction. The second direction is parallel to the upper face and intersects with the first direction. When a length of each of the conductive parts in the second direction is set to W1 (micrometer), and a pitch of each of the conductive parts is set to P1 (micrometer). The W1 and the P1 satisfy a relationship of W1??647(1?W1/P1)+511 and a relationship of W1??882(1?W1/P1)+847.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Daimotsu Kato, Hayato Kakizoe, Tomoaki Sawabe, Keiji Sugi, Atsushi Wada, Yukitami Mizuno, Tomio Ono, Shintaro Enomoto, Tomoko Sugizaki, Akio Amano, Yasushi Shinjo
  • Patent number: 9653706
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an organic electroluminescent element includes a first electrode, an organic layer, and a second electrode. The first electrode is light-transmissive. The organic layer is provided on the first electrode. The second electrode is provided on the organic layer. The second electrode is light-reflective and includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. The first conductive portion extends in a first direction. The second conductive portion extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The second conductive portion intersects the first conductive portion. A length in the first direction of the first conductive portion is longer than 1 mm and not more than 47 mm. A length in the second direction of the second conductive portion is longer than 1 mm and not more than 47 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akio Amano, Tomoaki Sawabe, Keiji Sugi, Daimotsu Kato, Hayato Kakizoe, Tomio Ono
  • Publication number: 20160322594
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an organic electroluminescent device includes a first electrode that is optically transparent and has a first region and a second region; an insulation layer that has insulation parts formed of a translucent insulation material on the first and second regions, the insulation parts arranged per unit of surface area are equal in number between the first and second regions; an organic layer provided on at least the first region of the first electrode via the insulation layer; and a second electrode formed on the organic layer, having conductive parts each of which is light-reflective and openings. Each of the openings overlaps at least two of the insulation parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hayato KAKIZOE, Daimotsu KATO, Tomoaki SAWABE, Keiji SUGI, Akio AMANO, Tomio ONO, Shintaro ENOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160268545
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an organic electroluminescent element includes a first electrode, a first insulating layer, an organic layer, a second electrode, and a second insulating layer. The first insulating layer is provided on the first electrode. The first insulating layer has an opening. The organic layer is provided on the first electrode. At least a portion of the organic layer is provided in the opening. At least a portion of the second electrode is provided on the organic layer. A second insulating layer covers at least a portion of an outer edge of the first insulating layer. A density of the second insulating layer is higher than a density of the first insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko SUGIZAKI, Keiji SUGI, Akio AMANO, Yasushi SHINJO
  • Publication number: 20160260784
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an organic electroluminescent element includes a substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, an organic layer and a first conductive unit. The substrate is light-transmissive. The second electrode is provided between the substrate and the first electrode. The second electrode is light-transmissive. The second electrode includes a first region and a second region. A direction connecting the first region and the second region intersects a first direction connecting the substrate and the first electrode. The organic layer is provided between the second electrode and the first electrode. The first conductive unit is provided between the first region and a portion of the substrate. The first conductive unit is electrically connected with the second electrode. The first conductive unit includes a third region and a fourth region. A portion of the fourth region is disposed between the substrate and at least a portion of the third region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akio AMANO, Tomoko Sugizaki, Daimotsu Kato, Tomio Ono
  • Publication number: 20160254495
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an organic electroluminescent element includes a first electrode, an organic layer, and a second electrode. The first electrode is light-transmissive. The organic layer is provided on the first electrode. The second electrode is provided on the organic layer. The second electrode is light-reflective and includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. The first conductive portion extends in a first direction. The second conductive portion extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The second conductive portion intersects the first conductive portion. A length in the first direction of the first conductive portion is longer than 1 mm and not more than 47 mm. A length in the second direction of the second conductive portion is longer than 1 mm and not more than 47 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akio AMANO, Tomoaki SAWABE, Keiji SUGI, Daimotsu KATO, Hayato KAKIZOE, Tomio ONO
  • Publication number: 20160215725
    Abstract: A fuel injection control device of an engine is disclosed, that is provided with a fuel injection valve configured to inject a fuel according to a target pulse width into an intake passage, an intake flow rate detection unit arranged to detect a flow rate of an intake air supplied to the engine, an intake pressure detection unit arranged to detect an intake pressure in the intake passage, a fuel pressure detection unit arranged to detect a pressure of a fuel supplied to the fuel injection valve, and a pressure control unit configured to control the fuel pressure according to an engine operation state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumichi TERAUCHI, Shigehiro YOKOYA, Akio AMANO, Takatsugu KATAYAMA