Patents by Inventor Hidetoshi Masuda

Hidetoshi Masuda 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).

  • Publication number: 20220384109
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a multilayer chip in which a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of internal electrode layers are stacked. The plurality of internal electrode layers include Au. Each of the plurality of internal electrode layers includes an Au-containing layer of which an Au concentration with respect to all detected elements is 5 at % or more, on an interface between the each of the plurality of internal electrode layers and a dielectric layer next to the each of the plurality of internal electrode layers. A relationship of C?500×t/T is satisfied when a thickness of the each of the plurality of internal electrode layers is T nm, a thickness of the Au-containing layer is t nm, and an Au concentration with respect to a total of Ni and Au in a whole of the each of the plurality of internal electrode layers is C at %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Hidetoshi MASUDA, Minoru RYU, Teruo ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20220384113
    Abstract: A capacitor that can make a failure mode into an open mode even when a short circuit caused by insulation breakdown occurs in a dielectric layer is provided. The capacitor includes: a substrate; an MIM structure disposed on the Substrate, the MIM structure including a dielectric layer, a bottom electrode layer disposed on one side of the dielectric layer and composed of a first conductive material, and a top electrode layer disposed on the other side of the dielectric layer; a first external electrode disposed on the substrate; a second external electrode disposed on the substrate; and a connection conductor connecting between the bottom electrode layer and the first external electrode, the connection conductor including a first contact portion contacting the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinari TAKE, Yoshio AOYAGI, Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20220238280
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a multilayer structure in which each of a plurality of dielectric layers of which a main component is ceramic and each of three or more of internal electrode layers are alternately stacked. The three or more of internal electrode layers include Ni and Sn. An internal electrode layer having a larger Sn concentration is closer to an outermost edge in a stacking direction than an internal electrode layer having a smaller Sn concentration and being located on a center side of the stacking direction, in a relationship of at least two of the three or more of internal electrode layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11343406
    Abstract: A control portion performs a predetermined detection process on a first image from a first reading portion and a second image from a second reading portion. When the detection process on the each image is successful, the control portion performs, based on a value of an image processing variable specified from a detection result, predetermined image processing on the each image, When the detection process on the image of one side fails, a value of an image processing variable for the image of one side is specified based on a value of an image processing variable specified from the detection result for the image of the other side for which detection is successful. Based on the specified value of the image processing variable, image processing is performed on the image of one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20220139630
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic device includes a multilayer chip in which a plurality of dielectric layers of which a main component is ceramic and a plurality of internal electrode layers are stacked. The plurality of internal electrode layers include Ni, Sn and Au.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuki YAMADA, Kotaro MIZUNO, Yoichi KATO, Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20220030129
    Abstract: The medium transporting device is arranged so as to face the feeder for feeding the medium in the transporting direction and the surface of the medium transported in the transporting direction, and detects the motion of the medium in the two-dimensional coordinate system including the first axis and the second axis. The two-dimensional sensor is provided in a state in which the first axis and the second axis are inclined with respect to the transporting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventor: Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Patent number: 11212402
    Abstract: A medium transporting apparatus includes a feeding roller that rotates to transport a medium along a transportation path, an electrode installed downstream of the feeding roller on the transportation path and having conductivity, and an electric charge detecting circuit that outputs a signal having a magnitude corresponding to an amount of an electric charge, which moves from the medium to the electrode after the medium being transported along the transportation path comes into contact with the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukasawa, Hidetoshi Masuda, Yasunori Fukumitsu
  • Patent number: 11158456
    Abstract: A trench capacitor according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base member with an upper surface having a plurality of trenches provided therein and an MIM structure provided on the base member so as to be embedded in the plurality of trenches. In the embodiment, the plurality of trenches include a first trench and a second trench adjacent to the first trench in a first direction orthogonal to a depth direction of the plurality of trenches. The base member includes a first wall separating the first trench from the second trench. The first wall includes a first portion having an acute angle at a distal end thereof in a section including the first direction and the depth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Masuda, Yoshinari Take
  • Patent number: 11148902
    Abstract: There is provided a medium transporting device including: a medium placement section on which a medium is placed, a feeding roller feeding a medium from the medium placement section, a motion detection sensor detects a motion of a medium, and a controller that stops feeding of a medium based on a detection value received from the motion detection sensor, in which the motion detection sensor is a two-dimensional sensor including a light emitting section and a light receiving section and detecting a motion of a medium, the medium placement section is provided with a placement detector that acquires information relating to a presence/absence of a medium on the medium placement section, and the controller sets a state of the light emitting section to a non-light emitting state when detection information of the placement detector indicates that a medium is absent on the medium placement section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Eguchi, Takayuki Shiota, Hidetoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20210306519
    Abstract: A control portion performs a predetermined detection process on a first image from a first reading portion and a second image from a second reading portion. When the detection process on the each image is successful, the control portion performs, based on a value of an image processing variable specified from a detection result, predetermined image processing on the each image, When the detection process on the image of one side fails, a value of an image processing variable for the image of one side is specified based on a value of an image processing variable specified from the detection result for the image of the other side for which detection is successful. Based on the specified value of the image processing variable, image processing is performed on the image of one side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Patent number: 10940706
    Abstract: A medium transport apparatus includes a feeding section configured to nip a medium and feed the medium in a transport direction, a sensor disposed to face a side of the medium being transported in the transport direction, the sensor being configured to detect motion of the medium, and a control unit configured to stop the transport of the medium based on a detection value received from the sensor, in which during a period including a time at which a leading edge of the medium is nipped by the feeding section, the control unit continues transporting the medium irrespective of the detection value from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Shiota, Seiji Eguchi, Hidetoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20210067644
    Abstract: A medium transporting apparatus includes a feeding roller that rotates to transport a medium along a transportation path, an electrode installed downstream of the feeding roller on the transportation path and having conductivity, and an electric charge detecting circuit that outputs a signal having a magnitude corresponding to an amount of an electric charge, which moves from the medium to the electrode after the medium being transported along the transportation path comes into contact with the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke FUKASAWA, Hidetoshi MASUDA, Yasunori FUKUMITSU
  • Publication number: 20200171856
    Abstract: A medium transport apparatus includes a feeding section configured to nip a medium and feed the medium in a transport direction, a sensor disposed to face a side of the medium being transported in the transport direction, the sensor being configured to detect motion of the medium, and a control unit configured to stop the transport of the medium based on a detection value received from the sensor, in which during a period including a time at which a leading edge of the medium is nipped by the feeding section, the control unit continues transporting the medium irrespective of the detection value from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Takayuki SHIOTA, Seiji EGUCHI, Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200172370
    Abstract: There is provided a medium transporting device including: a medium placement section on which a medium is placed, a feeding roller feeding a medium from the medium placement section, a motion detection sensor detects a motion of a medium, and a controller that stops feeding of a medium based on a detection value received from the motion detection sensor, in which the motion detection sensor is a two-dimensional sensor including a light emitting section and a light receiving section and detecting a motion of a medium, the medium placement section is provided with a placement detector that acquires information relating to a presence/absence of a medium on the medium placement section, and the controller sets a state of the light emitting section to a non-light emitting state when detection information of the placement detector indicates that a medium is absent on the medium placement section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji EGUCHI, Takayuki SHIOTA, Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200005999
    Abstract: A trench capacitor according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base member with an upper surface having a plurality of trenches provided therein and an MIM structure provided on the base member so as to be embedded in the plurality of trenches. In the embodiment, the plurality of trenches include a first trench and a second trench adjacent to the first trench in a first direction orthogonal to a depth direction of the plurality of trenches. The base member includes a first wall separating the first trench from the second trench. The first wall includes a first portion having an acute angle at a distal end thereof in a section including the first direction and the depth direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hidetoshi MASUDA, Yoshinari TAKE
  • Patent number: 10389900
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus is provided with a reader which reads a document, a transport roller which is provided on an upstream side of the reader in a document transport path in which the document is transported and transports the document to a reading position of the reader, and a controller which receives reading data of the reader and controls the transport roller, in which the controller receives the reading data from the reader to acquire a form of the document, and selects whether or not to stop driving of the transport roller based on the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Arimori, Hidetoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20180220021
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus is provided with a reader which reads a document, a transport roller which is provided on an upstream side of the reader in a document transport path in which the document is transported and transports the document to a reading position of the reader, and a controller which receives reading data of the reader and controls the transport roller, in which the controller receives the reading data from the reader to acquire a form of the document, and selects whether or not to stop driving of the transport roller based on the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiko ARIMORI, Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Patent number: 9818537
    Abstract: A capacitor includes a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, first inner electrodes, second inner electrodes, a first external power electrode layer, a second external power electrode layer, a first outer electrode, and a second outer electrode. The first and second inner electrodes and first and second second outer electrodes are a conductive material. The dielectric layer has through-holes connecting with a first main surface and a second main surface. The first inner electrodes are in a first set of the through-holes and connected to the first conductive layer. The second inner electrodes are in a second set of the through-holes and connected to the second conductive layer. The first outer electrode is on the first external power electrode layer and some side-faces of the dielectric layer. The second outer electrode is on the second external power electrode layer and some side-faces of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20160233025
    Abstract: A capacitor includes a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, first inner electrodes, second inner electrodes, a first external power electrode layer, a second external power electrode layer, a first outer electrode, and a second outer electrode. The first and second inner electrodes and first and second second outer electrodes are a conductive material. The dielectric layer has through-holes connecting with a first main surface and a second main surface. The first inner electrodes are in a first set of the through-holes and connected to the first conductive layer. The second inner electrodes are in a second set of the through-holes and connected to the second conductive layer. The first outer electrode is on the first external power electrode layer and some side-faces of the dielectric layer. The second outer electrode is on the second external power electrode layer and some side-faces of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi MASUDA
  • Publication number: 20160233026
    Abstract: A capacitor includes a dielectric layer, through-holes, a first external electrode layer, a second external electrode layer, first internal electrodes, and second internal electrodes. The dielectric layer is formed by anodic oxidation of metal. The through-holes are a plurality of through-holes that communicate with a first surface of the dielectric layer and a second surface that is the opposite side of the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi MASUDA