Patents by Inventor Hironori Kugimoto

Hironori Kugimoto 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: 11107719
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: a base having one principal surface which is a placing surface on which a plate-shaped sample is placed, wherein the base is made from a sintered compact of ceramic particles, which include silicon carbide particles and aluminum oxide particles, as a forming material; and an electrostatic attraction electrode which is provided on a surface of the base on the side opposite to the placing surface of the base, or in the interior of the base, in which the volume resistivity value of the sintered compact is 0.5×1015 ?cm or more in the entire range from 24° C. to 300° C., a graph which shows the relationship of the volume resistivity value of the sintered compact to a temperature at which the volume resistivity value of the sintered compact is measured has a maximum value in the range from 24° C. to 300° C., and the amount of metal impurities in the sintered compact other than aluminum and silicon in the sintered compact is 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hidaka, Hironori Kugimoto, Mamoru Kosakai
  • Publication number: 20210074570
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: a mounting table provided with amounting surface on which a plate-shaped sample is mounted; an annular focus ring; and a cooling element for cooling the focus ring, in which the mounting table has a holding portion provided to surround the mounting surface, and the holding portion includes an annular groove surrounding the mounting surface, and a through-hole that is open on a bottom surface of the groove, wherein a tubular insulator has been inserted into the through-hole, the holding portion has upper surfaces, which are located on both sides of the groove in a width direction, as holding surfaces that are in contact with the focus ring and hold the focus ring, wherein the holding surface satisfies the following conditions (i) to (iii); (i) surface roughness is 0.05 ?m or less, (ii) a flatness is 20 ?m or less, and (iii) the holding surface does not have a recess having a depth of 1.0 ?m or more and extending in a direction intersecting the holding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hironori KUGIMOTO, Masaki OZAKI, Takeshi WATANABE, Kentaro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210020489
    Abstract: The electrostatic chuck device includes: a base having one main surface serving as a mounting surface on which a plate-shaped sample is mounted; and an electrode for electrostatic attraction provided on a side opposite to the mounting surface in the base or in an interior of the base, in which the electrode for electrostatic attraction is made of a composite sintered body that includes a matrix phase having insulation properties and a dispersed phase having a lower volume resistivity value than the matrix phase, in any cross section of the composite sintered body, a region of the dispersed phase, which is surrounded by the matrix phase and is independent, includes aggregated portions having a maximum Feret diameter of 30 ?m or more, and one or more of the aggregated portions are present in a range of 2500 ?m2 in any cross section of the sintered body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori KUGIMOTO, Norito MORISHITA
  • Publication number: 20210013081
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate made of a dielectric material including silicon carbide particles, which is used as a forming material, in which the number of the silicon carbide particles per unit area on the surface of the substrate is smaller than the number of the silicon carbide particles per unit area in a cross section of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru KOSAKAI, Nobuhiro HIDAKA, Naoto KIMURA, Hironori KUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10861730
    Abstract: An object is to provide an electrostatic chuck device having high heat resistance, which can be used even under high-temperature environment. An electrostatic chuck device includes: an electrostatic chuck section having a placing surface for placing a plate-shaped sample on one main surface thereof and an electrode for electrostatic adsorption; a temperature-controlling base section which is provided on the other side of the electrostatic chuck section in relation to the placing surface to cool the electrostatic chuck section; a heater element which is provided in a form of a layer between the electrostatic chuck section and the temperature-controlling base section; and a first adhesive layer which is provided between the heater element and the electrostatic chuck section to adhere the heater element and the electrostatic chuck section to each other, in which the first adhesive layer is made of inorganic glass or an inorganic material having a partially crystallized glass structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hironori Kugimoto
  • Publication number: 20200211884
    Abstract: A composite sintered body, wherein the composite sintered body consists of ceramic composite sintered body, the ceramic composite sintered body comprises aluminum oxide as a main phase, and silicon carbide as a sub-phase, in which the composite sintered body has mullite in crystal grains of the aluminum oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro HIDAKA, Hironori KUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190385884
    Abstract: This composite sintered body is a ceramic composite sintered body which includes aluminum oxide which is a main phase, and silicon carbide which is a sub-phase, the composite sintered body including an interface layer which includes, as a forming material, a material other than the aluminum oxide and the silicon carbide, at an interface between a crystal grain of the aluminum oxide and a crystal grain of the silicon carbide in a grain boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuhiro HIDAKA, Hironori KUGIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10497599
    Abstract: Provided are a corrosion-resistant member; a member for an electrostatic chuck; and a process for producing the corrosion-resistant member. The corrosion-resistant member includes an oxide which includes samarium and aluminum and has a perovskite type structure. The member for an electrostatic chuck includes the corrosion-resistant member. The process for producing a corrosion-resistant member includes: mixing aluminum oxide powder and samarium oxide powder with a solvent to prepare a slurry including the aluminum oxide powder and the samarium oxide powder; drying the slurry to prepare a mixed powder including the aluminum powder and the samarium oxide powder, and molding the mixed powder to prepare a green body; and calcinating the green body to prepare a sintered body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Megumi Ootomo, Kentaro Takahashi, Nobuhiro Hidaka, Hironori Kugimoto
  • Publication number: 20190043746
    Abstract: Provided is a composite sintered body for an electrostatic chuck, which is not easily broken even if it is exposed to high-power plasma. Further, provided are an electrostatic chuck device using such a composite sintered body for an electrostatic chuck and a method of manufacturing a composite sintered body for an electrostatic chuck. The composite sintered body for an electrostatic chuck is a composite sintered body including an insulating ceramic and silicon carbide, in which crystal grains of the silicon carbide are dispersed in at least one selected from the group consisting of a crystal grain boundary and a crystal grain of a main phase formed by sintering crystal grains of the insulating ceramic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiki YOSHIOKA, Nobuhiro HIDAKA, Hironori KUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190019713
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck device includes: a base having one principal surface which is a placing surface on which a plate-shaped sample is placed, wherein the base is made from a sintered compact of ceramic particles, which include silicon carbide particles and aluminum oxide particles, as a forming material; and an electrostatic attraction electrode which is provided on a surface of the base on the side opposite to the placing surface of the base, or in the interior of the base, in which the volume resistivity value of the sintered compact is 0.5×1015 ?cm or more in the entire range from 24° C. to 300° C., a graph which shows the relationship of the volume resistivity value of the sintered compact to a temperature at which the volume resistivity value of the sintered compact is measured has a maximum value in the range from 24° C. to 300° C., and the amount of metal impurities in the sintered compact other than aluminum and silicon in the sintered compact is 100 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuhiro HIDAKA, Hironori KUGIMOTO, Mamoru KOSAKAI
  • Publication number: 20180053678
    Abstract: An object is to provide an electrostatic chuck device having high heat resistance, which can be used even under high-temperature environment. An electrostatic chuck device includes: an electrostatic chuck section having a placing surface for placing a plate-shaped sample on one main surface thereof and an electrode for electrostatic adsorption; a temperature-controlling base section which is provided on the other side of the electrostatic chuck section in relation to the placing surface to cool the electrostatic chuck section; a heater element which is provided in a form of a layer between the electrostatic chuck section and the temperature-controlling base section; and a first adhesive layer which is provided between the heater element and the electrostatic chuck section to adhere the heater element and the electrostatic chuck section to each other, in which the first adhesive layer is made of inorganic glass or an inorganic material having a partially crystallized glass structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hironori KUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170294331
    Abstract: Provided are a corrosion-resistant member in which, in a case where the corrosion-resistant member is used as a member for an electrostatic chuck, an adsorption force of the electrostatic chuck can be made to be strong when an electric field is applied and a residual adsorption force of the electrostatic chuck can be made to be weak when the application of the electric field is stopped; a member for an electrostatic chuck; and a process for producing a corrosion-resistant member. The corrosion-resistant member includes an oxide which includes samarium and aluminum and has a perovskite type structure. The member for an electrostatic chuck includes the corrosion-resistant member according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Megumi OOTOMO, Kentaro TAKAHASHI, Nobuhiro HIDAKA, Hironori KUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150070815
    Abstract: There is provided an electrostatic chuck member made of a complex oxide sintered body obtained by substituting some of yttrium in yttrium aluminum oxide with a rare earth element (RE) excluding yttrium, in which a ratio [NRE/(NY+NRE)] of the number of atoms of the rare earth element excluding yttrium (NRE) to the sum (NY+NRE) of the number of yttrium atoms (NY) and the number of the atoms of the rare earth element excluding yttrium (NRE) is in a range of 0.01 to less than 0.5, and a volume resistance of the complex oxide sintered compact is in a range of 1×1010 ?·cm to less than 1×1015 ?·cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hironori Kugimoto, Kazuto Ando
  • Patent number: 8358493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrostatic chuck comprising a specific composite oxide sintered body, wherein in the sintered body, an L* value of a reflected color tone measured by a C light source on a 2° angle visual field condition is 10 or more and 50 or less in a CIEL*a*b* color system prescribed in JIS Z 8729-1994 and an electrostatic chuck device comprising an electrostatic chuck member (A) having a tabular body provided with a clamping surface for clamping a sample by the electrostatic force, an internal electrode layer for clamping a sample by electrostatic force which is provided on the back face of the tabular body and an insulation layer, wherein at least the sample clamping surface of the tabular body in the electrostatic chuck member (A) comprises the composite oxide sintered body constituting the electrostatic chuck described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Kugimoto, Kazuto Ando, Yoshiaki Moriya
  • Publication number: 20110149462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrostatic chuck comprising a specific composite oxide sintered body, wherein in the sintered body, an L* value of a reflected color tone measured by a C light source on a 2° angle visual field condition is 10 or more and 50 or less in a CIEL*a*b* color system prescribed in JIS Z 8729-1994 and an electrostatic chuck device comprising an electrostatic chuck member (A) having a tabular body provided with a clamping surface for clamping a sample by the electrostatic force, an internal electrode layer for clamping a sample by electrostatic force which is provided on the back face of the tabular body and an insulation layer, wherein at least the sample clamping surface of the tabular body in the electrostatic chuck member (A) comprises the composite oxide sintered body constituting the electrostatic chuck described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Kugimoto, Kazuto Ando, Yoshiaki Moriya