Patents by Inventor Hidenori Sato

Hidenori Sato 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: 10566373
    Abstract: In a solid state image sensor having two semiconductor substrates or more laminated longitudinally, electrical connection between the semiconductor substrates is made by a fine plug. An insulating film covering a first rear surface of a semiconductor substrate having a light receiving element, and an interlayer insulating film covering a second main surface of a semiconductor substrate mounting a semiconductor element are joined to each other. In its joint surface, a plug penetrating the insulating film and a lug embedded in a connection hole in an upper surface of the interlayer insulating film are joined, and the light receiving element and the semiconductor element are electrically connected through the plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yotaro Goto, Tatsuya Kunikiyo, Hidenori Sato
  • Publication number: 20200047718
    Abstract: A cleaning device according to an embodiment is a cleaning device that cleans a light transmission member provided on a camera. The cleaning device includes a filamentary member configured to contact the light transmission member and a rotation member configured to rotate the filamentary member such that the filamentary member moves along the surface of the light transmission member with the filamentary member in contact with the light transmission member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori SATO, Futoshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10529988
    Abstract: A main object of the present disclosure is to provide a fluoride ion battery having a high charge-discharge potential. The present disclosure achieves the object by providing a fluoride ion battery comprising a cathode active material layer, an anode active material layer, and an electrolyte layer formed between the cathode active material layer and the anode active material layer, and the cathode active material layer includes a cathode active material having a composition represented by CuxS, wherein 1?x?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Miki, Masumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10442406
    Abstract: A washer fluid heating device includes a container that contains a washer fluid, a lid portion attached to a first end of the container to face an accommodation space for the washer fluid, heating means that has a proximal end portion attached to the lid portion and extends toward the accommodation space, and an outflow pipe having an outlet disposed in the accommodation space to allow the washer fluid in the accommodation space to flow out, and the outlet of the outflow pipe is provided such that a space formed between a horizontal plane passing through the outlet and an inner wall surface at a second end on an opposite side to the first end of the container corresponds to 10% or more of a volume of the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Sato
  • Publication number: 20190273108
    Abstract: A hybrid-bonding-type solid-state imaging device is provided that prevents moisture from entering through the bonded interface and other areas. The solid-state imaging device includes a first interconnect structure over a sensor substrate and a second interconnect structure over a logic substrate, and the first and second interconnect structures are bonded together. At the bonded surface between the first and second interconnect structures, bonding pads formed in the first interconnect structure are bonded to bonding pads formed in the second interconnect structure. Eighth layer portions of a first seal ring formed in the first interconnect structure are bonded to eighth layer portions of a second seal ring formed in the second interconnect structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hidenori SATO, Koji IIZUKA, Takeshi KAMINO
  • Patent number: 10297624
    Abstract: A reduction is achieved in the power consumption of a solid-state imaging element including a photoelectric conversion element which converts incident light to charge and a transistor which converts the charge obtained in the photoelectric conversion element to voltage. A photodiode and a charge read transistor which are included in a pixel in the CMOS solid-state imaging element are provided in a semiconductor substrate, while an amplification transistor included in the foregoing pixel is provided in a semiconductor layer provided over the semiconductor substrate via a buried insulating layer. In the semiconductor substrate located in a buried insulating layer region, a p+-type back-gate semiconductor region for controlling a threshold voltage of the amplification transistor is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kunikiyo, Hidenori Sato, Yotaro Goto, Fumitoshi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20190111894
    Abstract: A washer tank according to an embodiment includes: a first container which stores a washer fluid and retains a temperature of the washer fluid; an inflow pipe through which the washer fluid flows into a storage space in the first container; an outflow pipe through which the washer fluid flows out of the first container from the storage space; and a heating portion which heats the washer fluid, in which all the inflow pipe, the outflow pipe, and the heating portion are disposed in a lower portion of the first container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori SATO
  • Publication number: 20190084529
    Abstract: A washer fluid heating device according to an embodiment includes: a container which stores a washer fluid; a deflector which vertically partitions a storage space for the washer fluid into an upper space and a lower space; an inflow portion through which the washer fluid flows into a lower side of the storage space partitioned by the deflector; an outflow portion which is provided to an upper side of the storage space partitioned by the deflector to cause the washer fluid to flow out of the container; and a heating portion which is positioned in the storage space, in which, in the deflector, a plurality of holes which cause the washer fluid to pass from the lower side toward the upper side of the storage space are disposed to be substantially evenly distributed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori SATO, Futoshi SUZUKI, Masayuki SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10212317
    Abstract: The present invention is a rearward imaging device attached to a moving body such as a vehicle, and is provided with an imaging device for capturing images rearward of the moving body, and a housing for accommodating the imaging device. The imaging device has a barrel for holding a transparent member, and a concave part is formed in the rear part of the housing. The barrel penetrates a bottom part of the concave part and protrudes further rearward than a bottom surface of the concave part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Sato, Kenji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20180366508
    Abstract: In a solid state image sensor having two semiconductor substrates or more laminated longitudinally, electrical connection between the semiconductor substrates is made by a fine plug. An insulating film covering a first rear surface of a semiconductor substrate having a light receiving element, and an interlayer insulating film covering a second main surface of a semiconductor substrate mounting a semiconductor element are joined to each other. In its joint surface, a plug penetrating the insulating film and a lug embedded in a connection hole in an upper surface of the interlayer insulating film are joined, and the light receiving element and the semiconductor element are electrically connected through the plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Yotaro GOTO, Tatsuya KUNIKIYO, Hidenori SATO
  • Publication number: 20180358393
    Abstract: In a solid-state imaging element having two or more photodiodes stacked in a vertical direction in each of pixels, electrons are prevented from moving between the respective photodiodes of the pixels adjacent to each other. The solid-state imaging element is formed by joining together a back surface of a first semiconductor wafer including one of the photodiodes and a wiring layer and a back surface of a second semiconductor wafer including another of the photodiodes and a wiring layer. By forming a first isolation region extending through a first semiconductor substrate forming the first semiconductor wafer and a second isolation region extending through a second semiconductor substrate forming the second semiconductor wafer, the photodiodes of one of the pixels are isolated from another of the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hidenori SATO, Tatsuya KUNIKIYO, Yotaro GOTO
  • Publication number: 20180350861
    Abstract: A reduction is achieved in the power consumption of a solid-state imaging element including a photoelectric conversion element which converts incident light to charge and a transistor which converts the charge obtained in the photoelectric conversion element to voltage. A photodiode and a charge read transistor which are included in a pixel in the CMOS solid-state imaging element are provided in a semiconductor substrate, while an amplification transistor included in the foregoing pixel is provided in a semiconductor layer provided over the semiconductor substrate via a buried insulating layer. In the semiconductor substrate located in a buried insulating layer region, a p+-type back-gate semiconductor region for controlling a threshold voltage of the amplification transistor is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuya KUNIKIYO, Hidenori SATO, Yotaro GOTO, Fumitoshi TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 10137835
    Abstract: A rear imaging device is provided. The rear imaging device is attached to a mobile object such as a vehicle, and is provided with an imaging device for imaging an area rearward of the mobile object, and a housing for housing the imaging device. At a rear end portion of the housing, drainer pieces are formed extending rearward. A plurality of the drainer pieces are formed in a circumferential direction of the housing. Tip end portions of the drainer pieces are formed narrower toward tip points thereof, with base portions of the adjacent drainer pieces being adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Sato, Kenji Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20180315789
    Abstract: A semiconductor device which improves the dark current characteristics and transfer efficiency of a back-surface irradiation CMOS image sensor without an increase in the area of a semiconductor chip. In the CMOS image sensor, a pixel includes a transfer transistor and a photodiode with a pn junction. In plan view, a reflecting layer is formed over an n-type region which configures the photodiode, through an isolation insulating film. The reflecting layer extends over the gate electrode of the transfer transistor through a cap insulating film. A first layer signal wiring is electrically coupled to both the gate electrode and the reflecting layer through a contact hole made in an interlayer insulating film over the gate electrode, so the same potential is applied to the gate electrode and the reflecting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Fumitoshi TAKAHASHI, Tatsuya KUNIKIYO, Hidenori SATO, Yotaro GOTO
  • Patent number: 10086801
    Abstract: A washer fluid heating device includes a container that contains a washer fluid, a lid portion attached to a first end of the container in a direction of a central axis to face an accommodation space for the washer fluid, a heating unit that has a proximal end portion attached to the lid portion and extends toward the accommodation space, and an outflow pipe disposed in the accommodation space to allow the washer fluid in the accommodation space to flow out. The outflow pipe includes a first outlet provided at a position between a second end opposite to the first end of the container and the heating unit, the position being separated from the second end, and a second outlet provided at a position between a side wall of the container and the heating unit, the position being separated from the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Sato
  • Patent number: 10017162
    Abstract: A washer fluid heating device includes a container that contains a washer fluid, a lid portion attached to a first end of the container in a direction of a central axis line O to face an accommodation space for the washer fluid, heating means that has a proximal end portion attached to the lid portion and extends toward the accommodation space, and an outflow pipe having an outlet disposed in the accommodation space, the outlet is provided between a distal end surface of the heating means and a second end opposite to the first end of the container, and a region obtained by projecting the outlet onto a virtual plane perpendicular to the direction of the central axis line O of the container at least partially overlaps a region obtained by projecting the distal end surface of the heating means onto the virtual plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Sato
  • Publication number: 20180105145
    Abstract: A washer fluid heating device includes a container that contains a washer fluid, a lid portion attached to a first end of the container in a direction of a central axis to face an accommodation space for the washer fluid, a heating unit that has a proximal end portion attached to the lid portion and extends toward the accommodation space, and an outflow pipe disposed in the accommodation space to allow the washer fluid in the accommodation space to flow out. The outflow pipe includes a first outlet provided at a position between a second end opposite to the first end of the container and the heating unit, the position being separated from the second end, and a second outlet provided at a position between a side wall of the container and the heating unit, the position being separated from the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori SATO
  • Patent number: 9886411
    Abstract: A data transfer device performing data transfer at a high speed if a descriptor chain cannot be entirely transferred by a single activation. In a DMA control device, when a transfer activation signal is asserted, a descriptor information control part sequentially reads descriptor information from a descriptor information storage part. When the count of pieces of descriptor information that have been read becomes equal to a transferable frame count, a backward skip control part outputs a backward skip instruction. When the backward skip instruction is outputted, a descriptor information control part skips reading remaining descriptor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Sato, Toshio Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20170365631
    Abstract: To provide a solid state image sensor having improved sensitivity and at the same time, causing less dark current, noise, and the like. In a solid state image sensor having a substrate comprised of an N type semiconductor substrate and a P type epitaxial layer thereon, formed are a trench penetrating the epitaxial layer in an isolation region between a pixel region having therein array of pixels and a peripheral circuit region around the pixel region; and a DTI structure comprised of an insulating film with which the trench is filled. Transfer of electrons in the substrate between the pixel region and the peripheral circuit region is thereby prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Koji IIZUKA, Hidenori SATO
  • Publication number: 20170334408
    Abstract: A washer fluid heating device includes a container that contains a washer fluid, a lid portion attached to a first end of the container to face an accommodation space for the washer fluid, heating means that has a proximal end portion attached to the lid portion and extends toward the accommodation space, and an outflow pipe having an outlet disposed in the accommodation space to allow the washer fluid in the accommodation space to flow out, and the outlet of the outflow pipe is provided such that a space formed between a horizontal plane passing through the outlet and an inner wall surface at a second end on an opposite side to the first end of the container corresponds to 10% or more of a volume of the accommodation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori SATO