Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Okuno

Hiroshi 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).

  • Publication number: 20210075020
    Abstract: In a lithium ion secondary battery (1), a positive electrode (2) and a negative electrode (3) are alternately adjacent to each other via separators (4) and (5). The positive electrode (2) includes a positive electrode current collector composed of a metal porous body, a first positive electrode active material (21) held on one side of the positive electrode current collector, and a second positive electrode active material (22) held on the other side. The negative electrode (3) includes a negative electrode current collector composed of a metal porous body, a first negative electrode active material (31) held on one side of the negative electrode current collector, and a second negative electrode active material (32) held on the other side. The first positive electrode active material (21) faces the first negative electrode active material (31), and the positive electrode active material (22) faces the second negative electrode active material (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tanaami, Akihisa Tanaka, Shintaro Aoyagi, Kazuki Okuno, Akihisa Hosoe, Kikuo Senoo, Hiroshi Takebayashi
  • Patent number: 10910359
    Abstract: A transistor includes a first insulator over a substrate; a first oxide thereover; a second oxide in contact with at least part of the top surface of the first oxide; a first conductor and a second conductor each in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a third oxide that is over the first conductor and the second conductor and is in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a second insulator thereover; a third conductor which is over the second insulator and at least part of which overlaps with a region between the first conductor and the second conductor; and a third insulator which is over the third conductor and at least part of which is in contact with the top surface of the first insulator. The thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the third insulator is less than the thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the first oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Okuno, Kosei Nei, Hiroaki Honda, Naoto Yamade, Hiroshi Fujiki
  • Patent number: 10867729
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a sintered body that forms a rare-earth permanent magnet, has a single sintered structure and an arbitrary shape, and has easy magnetization axis orientations of different directions applied to the magnet material particles in a plurality of arbitrary regions. This method forms a three-dimensional first molded article from a composite material formed by mixing a resin material and magnet material particles containing a rare-earth substance. The first molded article is then subjected to a deforming force and a second molded article is formed in which the orientation direction of the easy magnetization axis of the magnet material particles in at least the one section of the horizontal cross-section is changed to a direction which differs from the orientation direction of the first molded article. The second molded article is heated to a sintering temperature and kept at the temperature for a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujikawa, Katsuya Kume, Kazuo Ouchi, Toshinobu Hoshino, Masakazu Morimoto, Hirofumi Ono, Katsuyuki Nakabayashi, Miho Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Matsuo, Toshiaki Okuno, Makoto Fujihara, Eiichi Imoto, Hirofumi Ebe, Tomohiro Omure, Izumi Ozeki, Takashi Yamamoto, Yuki Kato, Tomoya Matsuda, Shoichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10848676
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to continue optical image stabilization even in the case where a correcting lens is positioned near a mechanical end. An optical image stabilization module used to control a camera module adjusts the position of a correcting lens and the like used for optical image stabilization while executing the optical image stabilization during an exposure period. An image distortion accompanying the position adjustment of the correcting lens can be corrected by, for example, an electronic image stabilization module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murashima, Hirohide Okuno, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiromi Nishi
  • Publication number: 20200353735
    Abstract: A laminated body for polishing a back surface of a wafer, the laminated body including an intermediate layer that is disposed between a support and a circuit surface of the wafer and peelably adheres to the support and the circuit surface, wherein the intermediate layer includes an adhesion layer in contact with the wafer and a peeling layer in contact with the support, and the peeling layer contains a novolac resin that absorbs light with a wavelength of 190 nm to 600 nm incident through the support, resulting in modification. The light transmittance of the peeling layer at a wavelength range of 190 nm to 600 nm may be 1 to 90%. The modification caused by absorption of light may be photodecomposition of the novolac resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi OGINO, Hirokazu NISHIMAKI, Ryo KARASAWA, Tetsuya SHINJO, Satoshi KAMIBAYASHI, Shunsuke MORIYA, Takahisa OKUNO
  • Patent number: 10753031
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine motor capable of efficiently generating torque by improving a winding factor of coils with a relatively simple configuration. The washing machine motor (12) has an outer rotor (20), an inner rotor (30), and a stator (60). The outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) share coils (63) of the stator (60), and a composite current is supplied to the coils (63) such that the outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) are independently driven. The outer rotor (20) has forty eight outer magnets (24) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The inner rotor (30) has forty-two inner magnets (34) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The stator (60) has thirty-six I-shaped cores (61) and the coils (63).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Yukinori Nakagawa, Kenji Kitajima, Toshihiro Kamii, Hidekazu Funakoshi, Nobuharu Nishikoori, Yasumasa Nagasaki, Takehiro Nakanishi, Hiroshi Katsumoto, Minoru Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sonoda, Masaki Oshige, Tomoyuki Okuno, Katsuyuki Shimakage, Hiroshi Wanatabe, Yuji Akita, Yoshinori Takashima
  • Patent number: 10734487
    Abstract: A semiconductor device with a high on-state current is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first insulator over a substrate, an oxide over the first insulator, a second insulator over the oxide, a conductor overlapping with the oxide with the second insulator therebetween, a third insulator in contact with a top surface of the oxide, a fourth insulator in contact with a top surface of the third insulator, a side surface of the second insulator, and a side surface of the conductor, and a fifth insulator in contact with a side surface of the fourth insulator, a side surface of the third insulator, and the top surface of the oxide. The third insulator has a lower oxygen permeability than the fourth insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Komagata, Naoki Okuno, Yutaka Okazaki, Hiroshi Fujiki
  • Publication number: 20200152475
    Abstract: There is provided a method of fabricating a semiconductor device by performing a process on a substrate, which includes: forming a masking film made of a polymer having a urea bond by supplying polymerizing raw materials to a surface of the substrate on which an etching target film formed; forming an etching pattern on the masking film; subsequently, etching the etching target film with a processing gas using the etching pattern; and subsequently, removing the masking film by heating the substrate to depolymerize the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Koichi YATSUDA, Takashi HAYAKAWA, Hiroshi OKUNO, Reiji NIINO, Hiroyuki HASHIMOTO, Tatsuya YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10632488
    Abstract: A control unit for an aerosol generating device includes: a sensor that outputs a value related to a temperature of a power source capable of being charged and discharged to a load for atomizing an aerosol source; and a controller configured to execute one or more functions of operating the power source when an output value of the sensor is within a first range having at least one of a first upper limit and a first lower limit. The first upper limit or the first lower limit is smaller or larger than a second upper limit or a second lower limit of a second range that is a range of a value related to a temperature at which the one or more functions can be executed, a range of a value related to a temperature at which deterioration of the power source is suppressed, a range of a value related to a temperature at which the power source deteriorates due only to a factor that is the same as normal temperature, or a range corresponding to an operating temperature of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Oda, Hiroshi Okuno, Takeshi Akao, Hajime Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200108409
    Abstract: A control unit for an aerosol generating device includes: a sensor that outputs a value related to a temperature of a power source capable of being charged and discharged to a load for atomizing an aerosol source; and a controller configured to execute one or more functions of operating the power source when an output value of the sensor is within a first range having at least one of a first upper limit and a first lower limit. The first upper limit or the first lower limit is smaller or larger than a second upper limit or a second lower limit of a second range that is a range of a value related to a temperature at which the one or more functions can be executed, a range of a value related to a temperature at which deterioration of the power source is suppressed, a range of a value related to a temperature at which the power source deteriorates due only to a factor that is the same as normal temperature, or a range corresponding to an operating temperature of the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takashi ODA, Hiroshi OKUNO, Takeshi AKAO, Hajime FUJITA
  • Patent number: 10593556
    Abstract: There is provided a method of fabricating a semiconductor device by performing a process on a substrate, which includes: forming a masking film made of a polymer having a urea bond by supplying polymerizing raw materials to a surface of the substrate on which an etching target film formed; forming an etching pattern on the masking film; subsequently, etching the etching target film with a processing gas using the etching pattern; and subsequently, removing the masking film by heating the substrate to depolymerize the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Yatsuda, Takashi Hayakawa, Hiroshi Okuno, Reiji Niino, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Tatsuya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10589306
    Abstract: A control unit for an aerosol generating device includes: a sensor that outputs a value related to a temperature of a power source capable of being charged and discharged to a load for atomizing an aerosol source; and a controller configured to execute one or more functions of operating the power source when an output value of the sensor is within a first range having at least one of a first upper limit and a first lower limit. The first upper limit or the first lower limit is smaller or larger than a second upper limit or a second lower limit of a second range that is a range of a value related to a temperature at which the one or more functions can be executed, a range of a value related to a temperature at which deterioration of the power source is suppressed, a range of a value related to a temperature at which the power source deteriorates due only to a factor that is the same as normal temperature, or a range corresponding to an operating temperature of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Oda, Hiroshi Okuno, Takeshi Akao, Hajime Fujita
  • Publication number: 20200080246
    Abstract: Provided is a washing machine motor capable of efficiently generating torque by improving a winding factor of coils with a relatively simple configuration. The washing machine motor (12) has an outer rotor (20), an inner rotor (30), and a stator (60). The outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) share coils (63) of the stator (60), and a composite current is supplied to the coils (63) such that the outer rotor (20) and the inner rotor (30) are independently driven. The outer rotor (20) has forty eight outer magnets (24) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The inner rotor (30) has forty-two inner magnets (34) arranged such that the N and S poles thereof are continuously and alternately aligned in the circumferential direction thereof. The stator (60) has thirty-six I-shaped cores (61) and the coils (63).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki MIYAKE, Yukinori NAKAGAWA, Kenji KITAJIMA, Toshihiro KAMII, Hidekazu FUNAKOSHI, Nobuharu NISHIKOORI, Yasumasa NAGASAKI, Takehiro NAKANISHI, Hiroshi KATSUMOTO, Minoru YOSHIDA, Yasuyuki SONODA, Masaki OSHIGE, Tomoyuki OKUNO, Katsuyuki SHIMAKAGE, Hiroshi WANATABE, Yuji AKITA, Yoshinori TAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 10585033
    Abstract: There are provided a microparticle measuring device capable of analyzing microparticles with increased accuracy and a microparticle analysis method. According to a microparticle measuring device 1, transmission images of microparticles in the liquid sample are captured by a plurality of image capturing units that are disposed in mutually different orientations with respect to a liquid feed pipe when viewed in a cross section orthogonal to the flowing direction of a liquid sample in the liquid feed pipe, and the microparticles are analyzed by an analyzing unit on the basis of the transmission images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Okuno, Akinori Kimura, Ichiro Sogawa, Hiroshi Suganuma
  • Patent number: 10527408
    Abstract: There is provided a misalignment detecting device being capable of detecting and correcting distortion of a spoked wheel with a simple configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HOZAN TOOL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Hara, Hiroshi Udagawa, Rikio Kurakane, Saburo Shimokawa, Masahiro Okuno
  • Publication number: 20200006319
    Abstract: A transistor includes a first insulator over a substrate; a first oxide thereover; a second oxide in contact with at least part of the top surface of the first oxide; a first conductor and a second conductor each in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a third oxide that is over the first conductor and the second conductor and is in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a second insulator thereover; a third conductor which is over the second insulator and at least part of which overlaps with a region between the first conductor and the second conductor; and a third insulator which is over the third conductor and at least part of which is in contact with the top surface of the first insulator. The thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the third insulator is less than the thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the first oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Naoki OKUNO, Kosei NEI, Hiroaki HONDA, Naoto YAMADE, Hiroshi FUJIKI
  • Patent number: 10457053
    Abstract: A printer includes a first ink head including first nozzles arranged in a sub-scanning direction and a first nozzle surface on which the first nozzles are disposed, a second ink head disposed at a side of the first ink head in a main scanning direction and including second nozzles arranged in the sub-scanning direction and disposed partially at a position identical to a position of a portion of the first nozzles in the sub-scanning direction and a second nozzle surface on which the second nozzles are disposed, a first wiper that wipes the first nozzle surface at a first wiping position, and a second wiper that wipes the second nozzle surface at a second wiping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okuno, Hideki Yagi
  • Patent number: 10411003
    Abstract: A transistor includes a first insulator over a substrate; a first oxide thereover; a second oxide in contact with at least part of the top surface of the first oxide; a first conductor and a second conductor each in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a third oxide that is over the first conductor and the second conductor and is in contact with at least part of the top surface of the second oxide; a second insulator thereover; a third conductor which is over the second insulator and at least part of which overlaps with a region between the first conductor and the second conductor; and a third insulator which is over the third conductor and at least part of which is in contact with the top surface of the first insulator. The thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the third insulator is less than the thickness of a region of the first insulator that is in contact with the first oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Okuno, Kosei Nei, Hiroaki Honda, Naoto Yamade, Hiroshi Fujiki
  • Publication number: 20190229192
    Abstract: A semiconductor device with a high on-state current is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first insulator over a substrate, an oxide over the first insulator, a second insulator over the oxide, a conductor overlapping with the oxide with the second insulator therebetween, a third insulator in contact with a top surface of the oxide, a fourth insulator in contact with a top surface of the third insulator, a side surface of the second insulator, and a side surface of the conductor, and a fifth insulator in contact with a side surface of the fourth insulator, a side surface of the third insulator, and the top surface of the oxide. The third insulator has a lower oxygen permeability than the fourth insulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki KOMAGATA, Naoki OKUNO, Yutaka OKAZAKI, Hiroshi FUJIKI
  • Patent number: 10348969
    Abstract: A camera module detects a camera shake in an optical axis in an optical system based on a detection result by a vibration detecting sensor. To correct a part amount of a camera shake, the module controls an actuator in a manner that a correction lens shifts in a plane vertical to the optical axis based on an amount of optical image stabilization. To correct a left amount of the camera shake, the module transmits data representing the correction left amount of the camera shake to an image processing module. The image processing module receives the data representing the correction left amount of the camera shake, and changes an effective region of picked-up image data included in frame data, based on an amount of electronic image stabilization in accordance with the correction left amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murakami, Hirohide Okuno, Toshiya Suzuki