Patents by Inventor Hideo Inoue

Hideo Inoue 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: 10475621
    Abstract: A drawing device according to an embodiment includes: a stage configured to be capable of having a processing target mounted thereon; an aperture member including a plurality of apertures corresponding to a plurality of beams irradiated to the processing target; a data generator configured to generate gradation data indicating irradiation time data with n bits (n is a positive integer) with respect to positions of respective coordinates of the beams; a calculator configured to perform a logical addition operation of the gradation data of the respective positions of the coordinates; and a controller configured to control the aperture member based on the gradation data and a result of the logical addition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NUFLARE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kei Hasegawa, Hayato Kimura, Hideo Inoue, Yoshiaki Onimaru
  • Publication number: 20190304748
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, a charged particle beam writing apparatus includes correction figure data generation circuitry configured to generate pattern data of a correction figure pattern for correcting a figure portion detected, where the pattern data includes dose information to identify a dose of the correction figure pattern; correction figure pattern data conversion circuitry configured to convert the pattern data of the correction figure pattern into correction figure pattern pixel data defining a value corresponding to a dose for the each pixel, based on pixel setting common to that of the writing pattern pixel data; and combined-value pixel data generation circuitry configured to generate, for the each pixel, combined-value pixel data by adding the value defined in the writing pattern pixel data and the value defined in the correction figure pattern pixel data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yoshikawa, Hideo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190304749
    Abstract: A multiple charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a defective pattern data generation circuitry configured to generate defective pattern data of a defective pattern having a shape of the defective region in the writing region; a reverse pattern data generation circuitry configured to generate reverse pattern data by reversing the defective pattern data; a combined-value pixel data generation circuitry configured to generate, for the each pixel, combined-value pixel data by adding a value defined in a reverse pattern pixel data and a value defined in a writing pattern pixel data; and a writing mechanism configured to perform multiple writing, using multiple charged particle beams, on the target object such that the each pixel is irradiated with a beam of a dose corresponding to a value defined in the combined-value pixel data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yoshikawa, Hideo Inoue
  • Patent number: 10411268
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode catalyst having enhanced catalytic activity (oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) specific activity). Disclosed is an electrode catalyst containing a catalyst metal particle(s) and a spacer(s) supported on a catalyst support, in which a ratio (dsp/dcat) of an average diameter of the spacer(s) (dsp) with respect to an average diameter of the catalyst metal particle(s) (dcat) is from 3.5 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ISHIFUKU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ohma, Kazuki Arihara, Yoshihisa Furuya, Hideo Inoue, Takehito Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190218474
    Abstract: A grease composition includes a base oil, a thickener, and an additive. The base oil contains a synthetic oil. The thickener contains a compound having a urea group. The additive contains a phosphoric compound, a calcium-based compound, and a hydrocarbon-based wax. A hub unit includes the grease composition enclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: JTEKT CORPORATION, KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji YOSHIZAKI, Hiroshi INUKAI, Yoichiro SANKAI, Shinji YAMANE, Hideo SHIBATA, Hirofumi INOUE, Ryuji NAKATA, Junichi IMAI, Yutaka IMAI, Ryosuke SAITO, Yuta SATO
  • Publication number: 20190198290
    Abstract: A multiple charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a rotatable shaping aperture array substrate, including plural openings, to form/shape multiple beams by letting portions of a charged particle beam individually pass through the plural openings, a data rotation correction circuitry to read writing data from a storage device, and generate pattern data, in which the entire figure pattern has been reversely rotated against a rotational deviation direction of an aperture array image by a rotational deviation amount of the aperture array image, using information on the rotational deviation amount of the aperture array image of the multiple beams on the target object caused by a residual error of rotation adjustment of the shaping aperture array substrate, and a blanking aperture array mechanism, rotatable with the shaping aperture array substrate, to provide individual blanking control of the multiple beams, based on the pattern data of the figure pattern reversely rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hideo INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190198294
    Abstract: A multiple charged particle writing method includes performing a tracking operation by shifting the main deflection position of multiple beams using charged particle beams in the direction of stage movement so that the main deflection position of the multiple beams follows the stage movement while a predetermined number of beam shots of the multiple beams are performed, and shifting the sub deflection position of the multiple beams so that each beam of the multiple beams straddles rectangular regions among plural rectangular regions obtained by dividing a writing region of a target object into meshes by the pitch size between beams of the multiple beams, and the each beam is applied to a different position in each of the rectangular regions straddled, and applying a predetermined number of shots per beam using plural beams in the multiple beams to each of the plural rectangular regions, during the tracking operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hideo Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190186384
    Abstract: An engine promoting activation of a catalyst is provided, including an exhaust manifold, an exhaust lead-out path led out from a manifold exit of the exhaust manifold, a catalyst case provided on the exhaust lead-out path, and a catalyst housed in the catalyst case. The exhaust manifold and the catalyst case are extended in the front-back direction of crankshaft extension and disposed side by side orthogonally to the front-back direction. The engine may further include a supercharger attached to the exit of the exhaust manifold, and the catalyst case is attached to a turbine exit of the supercharger. The engine may further include an exhaust relay pipe attached to the exit of the exhaust manifold, and the catalyst case is attached to a relay pipe exit of the exhaust relay pipe. The engine may further include an exhaust throttle device provided on an exhaust downstream side of the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiko KAI, Katsushi INOUE, Masahiko SUGIMOTO, Kentaro KITA, Hideo SHIMOJI, Hiroki MURATA, Gen NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10322940
    Abstract: An ammonia synthesis catalyst having high activity is obtained by having a two-dimensional electride compound having a lamellar crystal structure such as Ca2N support a transition metal. However, since the two-dimensional electride compound is unstable, the stability of the catalyst is low. In addition, in cases where a two-dimensional electride compound is used as a catalyst support, it is difficult to shape the catalyst depending on reactions since the two-dimensional electride compound has poor processability. A composite which includes a transition metal, a support and a metal amide compound, wherein the support is a metal oxide or a carbonaceous support; and the metal amide compound is a metal amide compound represented by general formula (1). M(NH2)x??(1) (In general formula (1), M represents at least one metal atom selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Eu; and x represents the valence of M.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideo Hosono, Michikazu Hara, Masaaki Kitano, Toshiharu Yokoyama, Yasunori Inoue
  • Publication number: 20190165382
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode catalyst having enhanced catalytic activity (oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) specific activity). Disclosed is an electrode catalyst containing a catalyst metal particle(s) and a spacer(s) supported on a catalyst support, in which a ratio (dsp/dcat) of an average diameter of the spacer(s) (dsp) with respect to an average diameter of the catalyst metal particle(s) (dcat) is from 3.5 to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ISHIFUKU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi OHMA, Kazuki ARIHARA, Yoshihisa FURUYA, Hideo INOUE, Takehito NISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190106104
    Abstract: A drive assist apparatus includes an electronic control unit configured to: compute, when an object that causes a blind spot is ahead of a host vehicle, a first reference velocity which is a velocity at which the host vehicle is able to run without colliding with a moving object assumed to be in the blind spot of the object; estimate a degree of risk associated with a road on which the host vehicle is running, based on environment information that indicates a running environment of the host vehicle; and compute a second reference velocity which is determined by correcting the first reference velocity based on the estimated degree of risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY O F AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SCHOOL JUDICIAL PERSON IKUTOKU GAKUEN
    Inventors: Shintaro INOUE, Toshiki KINOSHITA, Pongsathorn RAKSINCHAROENSAK, Yuichi SAITO, Takuma ITO, Tsukasa SHIMIZU, Hideo INOUE
  • Publication number: 20190106103
    Abstract: A driving assistance control device includes an active pedal configured to control a driving and braking force of a vehicle, an electronic control unit configured to detect a potential risk area in which an obstacle entering a scheduled traveling route of the vehicle is likely to be present, and determine a reference speed at which contact between the vehicle and the obstacle can be avoided even when the obstacle enters the scheduled traveling route of the vehicle from the detected potential risk area based on a positional relationship between the vehicle and the potential risk area, and a force feedback unit configured to apply an assistance reaction force in a direction in which the amount of manipulation is reduced, to the active pedal when a current speed of the vehicle exceeds the reference speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, SCHOOL JUDICIAL PERSON IKUTOKU GAKUEN
    Inventors: Shintaro INOUE, Pongsathorn RAKSINCHAROENSAK, Yuichi SAITO, Takuma ITO, Tsukasa SHIMIZU, Hideo INOUE
  • Publication number: 20180350560
    Abstract: A drawing device according to an embodiment includes: a stage configured to be capable of having a processing target mounted thereon; an aperture member including a plurality of apertures corresponding to a plurality of beams irradiated to the processing target; a data generator configured to generate gradation data indicating irradiation time data with n bits (n is a positive integer) with respect to positions of respective coordinates of the beams; a calculator configured to perform a logical addition operation of the gradation data of the respective positions of the coordinates; and a controller configured to control the aperture member based on the gradation data and a result of the logical addition operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: NUFLARE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kei HASEGAWA, Hayato Kimura, Hideo Inoue, Yoshiaki Onimaru
  • Patent number: 10134562
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a modulation rate data calculation processing circuitry to calculate, for each pixel being a unit region, a modulation rate of a beam to a pixel concerned and each modulation rate of a beam to at least one pixel at a periphery of the pixel concerned, and a corrected-dose calculation processing circuitry to calculate, for the each pixel, a corrected dose by adding a multiplied value obtained by multiplying the modulation rate of the pixel concerned in a modulation rate map by beam dose to the pixel concerned, and a multiplied value obtained by multiplying the modulation rate of the pixel concerned which becomes one of the at least one pixel at the periphery with respect to another pixel defined for the position of the pixel concerned by a beam dose to the another pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kato, Hideo Inoue, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Ryoh Kawana
  • Publication number: 20180261421
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beam writing method includes performing ON/OFF switching of a beam by an individual blanking system for the beam concerned, for each beam in multi-beams of charged particle beam, with respect to each time irradiation of irradiation of a plurality of times, by using a plurality of individual blanking systems that respectively perform beam ON/OFF control of a corresponding beam in the multi-beams, and performing blanking control, in addition to the performing ON/OFF switching of the beam for the each beam by the individual blanking system, with respect to the each time irradiation of the irradiation of the plurality of times, so that the beam is in an ON state during an irradiation time corresponding to irradiation concerned, by using a common blanking system that collectively performs beam ON/OFF control for a whole of the multi-beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MATSUMOTO, Tomohiro Iijima, Munehiro Ogasawara, Hideo Inoue, Ryoichi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10046802
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a steering assist torque determination unit and a steering assist torque control unit. The steering assist torque determination unit determines a steering assist torque including a first component that is determined on the basis of a deviation between an actual steering angle and a target steering angle for achieving a target path determined irrespective of driver's steering. The steering assist torque control unit controls a steering assist mechanism such that the steering assist torque is applied. The ratio of the magnitude of the first component of the steering assist torque to the deviation between the target steering angle and the actual steering angle is determined on the basis of the magnitude of the deviation between the steering assist torque and the driver's steering torque in a past predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Inoue, Hideo Inoue, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak
  • Patent number: 10048699
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes: a storage apparatus configured to store a steering modification point of a vehicle and a vehicle speed target point of the vehicle that are associated with map information; and an electronic control unit configured to: detect a position of the vehicle; detect a travel direction of the vehicle; calculate a lane travel distance, the position of the vehicle, and the travel direction of the vehicle; generate, lane travel map data, a target direction of the vehicle, and a target vehicle speed of the vehicle, on the basis of the map information, the steering modification point, the vehicle speed target point, the position of the vehicle, and the travel direction of the vehicle; and output a control signal to control the vehicle on the basis of the position of the vehicle, the lane travel distance of the vehicle, and the lane travel map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    Inventors: Hideo Inoue, Masahiro Mio, Masayuki Okuwa, Tsukasa Shimizu, Minoru Kamata, Takuma Ito, Pongsathorn Raksincharoensak, Masao Nagai
  • Patent number: 10020159
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beam writing method includes performing ON/OFF switching of a beam by an individual blanking system for the beam concerned, for each beam in multi-beams of charged particle beam, with respect to each time irradiation of irradiation of a plurality of times, by using a plurality of individual blanking systems that respectively perform beam ON/OFF control of a corresponding beam in the multi-beams, and performing blanking control, in addition to the performing ON/OFF switching of the beam for the each beam by the individual blanking system, with respect to the each time irradiation of the irradiation of the plurality of times, so that the beam is in an ON state during an irradiation time corresponding to irradiation concerned, by using a common blanking system that collectively performs beam ON/OFF control for a whole of the multi-beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Tomohiro Iijima, Munehiro Ogasawara, Hideo Inoue, Ryoichi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9953800
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in a multi-charged particle beam writing apparatus, a blanking plate includes a plurality of first buffers connected in series, second buffers in a plurality of stages connected in series between the first buffer and a blanker, and an error detection processing circuitry performing error detection on data stored in the first buffer and the second buffers. The blanking control data transfers to the corresponding blanker via the first buffer and the second buffers. In a case where the error detection processing circuitry detects an error, the control processing circuitry retransmits the blanking control data to the blanking plate with regard to a shot having the error detected therein and a shot which comes, in a shot order, after the shot having the error detected therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Hasegawa, Hayato Kimura, Hideo Inoue, Yoshiaki Onimaru
  • Patent number: 9934935
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a maximum irradiation time acquisition processing circuitry to acquire, for each shot of multi-beams, a maximum irradiation time of irradiation time of each of the multi-beams, a unit region writing time calculation processing circuitry to calculate, using the maximum irradiation time for each shot, a unit region writing time by totalizing the maximum irradiation time of each shot of a plurality of times of shots of the multi-beams which irradiate a unit region concerned during stage moving, for each unit region of a plurality of unit regions obtained by dividing a writing region of a target object, a stage speed calculation processing circuitry to calculate speed of the stage for each unit region so that the stage speed becomes variable, by using the unit region writing time and a stage control processing circuitry to variably control the stage speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yoshikawa, Hideo Inoue, Hayato Kimura, Yasuo Kato, Jun Yashima