Patents by Inventor Akira Okuno

Akira Okuno 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: 11373910
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor device including a fin field effect transistor (FinFET), the method includes forming a first sacrificial layer over a source/drain structure of a FinFET structure and an isolation insulating layer. The first sacrificial layer is patterned, thereby forming an opening. A first liner layer is formed on the isolation insulating layer in a bottom of the opening and on at least side faces of the patterned first sacrificial layer. After the first liner layer is formed, forming a dielectric layer in the opening. After the dielectric layer is formed, removing the patterned first sacrificial layer, thereby forming a contact opening over the source/drain structure. A conductive layer is formed in the contact opening. The FinFET is an n-type FET, and the source/drain structure includes an epitaxial layer made of Si1-y-a-bGeaSnbM2y, wherein 0<a, 0<b, 0.01?(a+b)?0.1, 0.01?y?0.1, and M2 is P or As.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutoshi Okuno, Cheng-Yi Peng, Ziwei Fang, I-Ming Chang, Akira Mineji, Yu-Ming Lin, Meng-Hsuan Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20220172998
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor device comprises forming a fin structure; forming a source/drain structure in the fin structure; and forming a gate electrode over the fin structure. The source/drain structure includes Si?x?yM1xM2y, where M1 includes Sn, M2 is one or more of P and As, 0.01?x?0.1, and 0.01?y?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Yasutoshi OKUNO, Cheng-Yi PENG, Ziwei FANG, I-Ming CHANG, Akira MINEJI, Yu-Ming LIN, Meng-Hsuan HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20220089474
    Abstract: A biocompatible glass substrate with through electrodes includes a glass plate of a biocompatible glass, and through electrodes made of a biocompatible metal that are provided by penetrating the glass plate. A biocompatible electronic device using this is the biocompatible electronic device including a biocompatible glass substrate with through electrode having a glass plate of a biocompatible glass, and through electrodes made of a biocompatible metal provided by penetrating the glass plate, and an electric/electronic device sealed onto the above described glass plate and is electrically connected to the above described through electrodes, and has bumps for connection on the through electrodes of the biocompatible electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Schott Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka ONEZAWA, Akira OKUNO, Kazuhito MIYAWAKI
  • Patent number: 10834835
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal for a hard disk device (HDD device) that has an excellent gas barrier property and can be assembled in a small number of man-hours, and a hard disk device are provided. The hermetic terminal for an HDD device includes a metal eyelet, insulating glass which seals the metal eyelet on a side of an inner diameter of the metal eyelet, and a lead sealed by the insulating glass to pass therethrough. The lead includes a contact made of a conductive elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Okuno, Tetsushi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10580602
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal for a high-capacity relay includes: a metal container provided with a through hole; a pipe lead inserted through the through hole; an insulating glass hermetically sealing the metal container and the pipe lead; and a terminal base passing through and hermetically secured to the pipe lead and made of a low-resistance metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsushi Morikawa, Akira Okuno, Susumu Nishiwaki, Yutaka Onezawa
  • Patent number: 10468801
    Abstract: A terminal that can be simply joined in the atmosphere; an electrical apparatus including the terminal; and a method of attaching a terminal to a housing made of a metal material by which a passivation film is readily formed on a surface thereof are provided. A terminal can be fixedly adhered to a housing, and includes: a metal outer ring; a lead penetrating through the metal outer ring; and an insulating material providing sealing between the metal outer ring and the lead. The metal outer ring has a joint edge to be joined to the housing. A coating layer turning into a liquid phase at a temperature lower than a melting temperature of the housing is provided at least in the joint edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Okuno, Tetsushi Morikawa, Tarou Hirai, Kazuhito Miyawaki, Masahiro Taketomi, Yoshinaga Hamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190313539
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal for a hard disk device (HDD device) that has an excellent gas barrier property and can be assembled in a small number of man-hours, and a hard disk device are provided. The hermetic terminal for an HDD device includes a metal eyelet, insulating glass which seals the metal eyelet on a side of an inner diameter of the metal eyelet, and a lead sealed by the insulating glass to pass therethrough. The lead includes a contact made of a conductive elastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Akira OKUNO, Tetsushi MORIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10249443
    Abstract: According to a hermetic terminal based on the present invention, a hermetic terminal (10) to be hermetically fixed to an aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20) includes: a base (11) which has a through hole, is to be attached to a case (16) of the aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; at least one lead (12) which is inserted into the through hole of the base (11), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; and an insulating glass (13) which hermetically seals a gap between the base (11) and the lead (12). Surfaces of portions of the base (11) and the lead (12) which come into contact with an electrolytic solution within the case (16) are composed of a metal material having corrosion resistance to the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Honda, Susumu Nishiwaki, Masahiro Taketomi, Akira Okuno, Tarou Hirai, Ko Mamiya
  • Publication number: 20190036255
    Abstract: A terminal that can be simply joined in the atmosphere; an electrical apparatus including the terminal; and a method of attaching a terminal to a housing made of a metal material by which a passivation film is readily formed on a surface thereof are provided. A terminal can be fixedly adhered to a housing, and includes: a metal outer ring; a lead penetrating through the metal outer ring, and an insulating material providing sealing between the metal outer ring and the lead. The metal outer ring has a joint edge to be joined to the housing. A coating layer turning into a liquid phase at a temperature lower than a melting temperature of the housing is provided at least in the joint edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Akira OKUNO, Tetsushi MORIKAWA, Tarou HIRAI, Kazuhito MIYAWAKI, Masahiro TAKETOMI, Yoshinaga HAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180286614
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal for a high-capacity relay includes: a metal container provided with a through hole; a pipe lead inserted through the through hole; an insulating glass hermetically sealing the metal container and the pipe lead; and a terminal base passing through and hermetically secured to the pipe lead and made of a low-resistance metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsushi MORIKAWA, Akira OKUNO, Susumu NISHIWAKI, Yutaka ONEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180151300
    Abstract: According to a hermetic terminal based on the present invention, a hermetic terminal (10) to be hermetically fixed to an aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20) includes: a base (11) which has a through hole, is to be attached to a case (16) of the aluminum electrolytic capacitor (20), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; at least one lead (12) which is inserted into the through hole of the base (11), and is made of a composite material having electrical conductivity; and an insulating glass (13) which hermetically seals a gap between the base (11) and the lead (12). Surfaces of portions of the base (11) and the lead (12) which come into contact with an electrolytic solution within the case (16) are composed of a metal material having corrosion resistance to the electrolytic solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroki HONDA, Susumu NISHIWAKI, Masahiro TAKETOMI, Akira OKUNO, Tarou HIRAI, Ko MAMIYA
  • Patent number: 8047418
    Abstract: A soldering apparatus including a vessel containing a molten solder, a casing defining therewithin a soldering chamber in which a flat overflowing wave of the molten solder is formed, a conveyor physically integrated with the casing for movement therewith and operable for transferring a printed circuit board through the soldering chamber, actuators and for vertically moving the casing, inert gas feeders for feeding an inert gas to the soldering chamber, and a controller for controlling the operation of the actuators and, so that the printed circuit board is contacted with the surface of the flat overflowing wave in an atmosphere of the inert gas during its passage through the soldering chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Fujitsu Ten Limited, Sensbey Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Aoyama, Kenshi Ikedo, Akira Okuno, Masato Arita
  • Patent number: 8023008
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus capable of preventing redeposition of dust on an imaging device to efficiently achieve dust removal. The imaging apparatus includes a driving device vibrating the imaging device, a posture detecting device detecting a posture of the imaging apparatus, and a controller allowing the imaging device to be vibrated on the condition that the detected posture of the imaging apparatus is a predetermined posture to remove dust deposited on the imaging device. For example, the imaging device is vibrated on the condition that the posture of the imaging apparatus is a normal posture. Alternatively, the imaging device is vibrated so long as it is determined that an opening for lens mounting in a body of the apparatus is pointed down and a photographic lens is not mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Okuno
  • Patent number: 7943584
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition effective for the prophylaxis and treatment of diabetes is provided. This pharmaceutical composition comprises the combination of an ?-amylase inhibitor selected from a compound represented by the following general formula (I): [wherein A represents, for example, a cyclic group, etc. R1 and R2 represent an alkyl group, hydroxymethyl group, etc., and n represents 1 or 2], or a pharmacologically acceptable salt or ester thereof, and at least one type of drug selected from an insulin sensitizer, an insulin secretagogue, a biguanide drug, an insulin preparation and a DPP-IV inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masanori Izumi, Akira Okuno, Keiko Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20100284058
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information display panel capable of achieving good display performance (high contrast and low voltage driving), especially high contrast for a long term from the initial stage by using particles for display media whose charge amount is controllable In an information display panel, in which at least one kind of display media are sealed in a space between two substrates at least one of which is transparent, for displaying an image by electrically moving the display media, a particle for display media combined in a form of a mother particle embedded with first child particles and second child particles, wherein the first child particles and the second child particles have a smaller particle diameter and higher hardness than those of the mother particle and the first child particles and the second child particles have different charging characteristics with each other is used as the display media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko Kaga, Toshiaki Arai, Akira Okuno
  • Publication number: 20100264197
    Abstract: A soldering apparatus including a vessel containing a molten solder, a casing defining therewithin a soldering chamber in which a flat overflowing wave of the molten solder is formed, a conveyor physically integrated with the casing for movement therewith and operable for transferring a printed circuit board through the soldering chamber, actuators and for vertically moving the casing, inert gas feeders for feeding an inert gas to the soldering chamber, and a controller for controlling the operation of the actuators and, so that the printed circuit board is contacted with the surface of the flat overflowing wave in an atmosphere of the inert gas during its passage through the soldering chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Aoyama, Kenshi Ikedo, Akira Okuno, Masato Arita
  • Publication number: 20100146722
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus capable of preventing redeposition of dust on an imaging device to efficiently achieve dust removal. The imaging apparatus includes a driving device vibrating the imaging device, a posture detecting device detecting a posture of the imaging apparatus, and a controller allowing the imaging device to be vibrated on the condition that the detected posture of the imaging apparatus is a predetermined posture to remove dust deposited on the imaging device. For example, the imaging device is vibrated on the condition that the posture of the imaging apparatus is a normal posture. Alternatively, the imaging device is vibrated so long as it is determined that an opening for lens mounting in a body of the apparatus is pointed down and a photographic lens is not mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Okuno
  • Patent number: 7632930
    Abstract: Compounds having the formula (I): wherein A represents a group such as a cyclic group, R1 and R2 represent groups such as alkyl groups or hydroxymethyl groups, and n represents 1 or 2, or pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof or pharmacologically acceptable esters thereof have superior activity and stability, and are useful for the treatment and/or prevention of diabetes mellitus, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Sankyo Company Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Honda, Akira Okuno, Masanori Izumi, Xiaoliu Li
  • Publication number: 20090227493
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition (preferably a drug for therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment of diabetes) comprising a GLP-1 receptor agonist and the insulin resistance improving agent 5-[4-(6-methoxy-1-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-ylmethoxy)benzyl]thiazolidine-2,4-dione, or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryutaro Nakashima, Junko Ogawa, Akira Okuno
  • Publication number: 20090137626
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a highly safe method for treating diabetes that demonstrates superior effects and is capable of inhibiting adverse side effects. [Means for Solution] A pharmaceutical containing a PPAR? agonist, and a pharmaceutical composition in combination with a biguanide agent and a PPAR? agonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Akira Okuno, Taishi Yoshida, Junko Ogawa