Patents by Inventor Junichi Sasaki

Junichi Sasaki 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: 10434970
    Abstract: A vehicle side section structure capable of stabilizing the deployment behavior of an airbag that inflates and deploys from a side door toward a vehicle width direction outer side is obtained. An impact beam is attached to a door inner panel. The impact beam includes a support portion that supports an inflator and that includes a side-wall portion disposed at the vehicle width direction inner side of the inflator. Accordingly, reaction force from the deployment of the airbag is able to be supported by the support portion of the impact beam when the airbag inflates and deploys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naohiro Saito, Junichi Takayanagi, Masato Kunisada, Takashi Sasaki, Takaki Fukuyama, Shigeyuki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190288093
    Abstract: To reduce defects in an oxide semiconductor film in a semiconductor device. To improve the electrical characteristics and the reliability of a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor film. In a semiconductor device including a transistor including a gate electrode formed over a substrate, a gate insulating film covering the gate electrode, a multilayer film overlapping with the gate electrode with the gate insulating film provided therebetween, and a pair of electrodes in contact with the multilayer film, a first oxide insulating film covering the transistor, and a second oxide insulating film formed over the first oxide insulating film, the multilayer film includes an oxide semiconductor film and an oxide film containing In or Ga, the first oxide insulating film is an oxide insulating film through which oxygen is permeated, and the second oxide insulating film is an oxide insulating film containing more oxygen than that in the stoichiometric composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Junichi KOEZUKA, Yukinori SHIMA, Hajime TOKUNAGA, Toshinari SASAKI, Keisuke MURAYAMA, Daisuke MATSUBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190273163
    Abstract: A change in electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device including an interlayer insulating film over a transistor including an oxide semiconductor as a semiconductor film is suppressed. The structure includes a first insulating film which includes a void portion in a step region formed by a source electrode and a drain electrode over the semiconductor film and contains silicon oxide as a component, and a second insulating film containing silicon nitride, which is provided in contact with the first insulating film to cover the void portion in the first insulating film. The structure can prevent the void portion generated in the first insulating film from expanding outward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Junichi KOEZUKA, Toshinari SASAKI, Katsuaki TOCHIBAYASHI, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10393676
    Abstract: A radiation image acquiring system is provided. An X-ray image acquiring system irradiates X-rays to a subject from an X-ray source, and detects X-rays transmitted through the subject. The X-ray image acquiring system includes a first detector for detecting X-rays that are transmitted through the subject to generate first image data, a second detector arranged in parallel to the first detector with a dead zone region sandwiched therebetween, for detecting X-rays that are transmitted through the subject to generate second image data, and a timing control section for controlling detection timing of the second detector based on a dead zone width of the dead zone region so that first image data to be generated by the first detector and second image data to be generated by the second detector mutually correspond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Suyama, Tadashi Maruno, Toshihide Sasaki, Junichi Sonoda, Shinji Takihi
  • Patent number: 10388986
    Abstract: A sulfide solid electrolyte material includes a sulfide phase containing a sulfide material and an oxide phase containing an oxide formed by oxidation of the sulfide material. The oxide phase is located on a surface of the sulfide phase. The sulfide solid electrolyte material satisfies conditions: 1.28?x?4.06 and x/y?2.60, where x denotes the oxygen-to-sulfur elemental ratio measured by XPS depth profiling at the outermost surface of the oxide phase; and y denotes the oxygen-to-sulfur elemental ratio measured by XPS depth profiling at a position 32 nm, estimated from the SiO2 sputtering rate, away from the outermost surface of the oxide phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Izuru Sasaki, Junichi Hibino
  • Patent number: 10361291
    Abstract: To reduce defects in an oxide semiconductor film in a semiconductor device. To improve the electrical characteristics and the reliability of a semiconductor device including an oxide semiconductor film. In a semiconductor device including a transistor including a gate electrode formed over a substrate, a gate insulating film covering the gate electrode, a multilayer film overlapping with the gate electrode with the gate insulating film provided therebetween, and a pair of electrodes in contact with the multilayer film, a first oxide insulating film covering the transistor, and a second oxide insulating film formed over the first oxide insulating film, the multilayer film includes an oxide semiconductor film and an oxide film containing In or Ga, the first oxide insulating film is an oxide insulating film through which oxygen is permeated, and the second oxide insulating film is an oxide insulating film containing more oxygen than that in the stoichiometric composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Koezuka, Yukinori Shima, Hajime Tokunaga, Toshinari Sasaki, Keisuke Murayama, Daisuke Matsubayashi
  • Patent number: 10347768
    Abstract: A change in electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device including an interlayer insulating film over a transistor including an oxide semiconductor as a semiconductor film is suppressed. The structure includes a first insulating film which includes a void portion in a step region formed by a source electrode and a drain electrode over the semiconductor film and contains silicon oxide as a component, and a second insulating film containing silicon nitride, which is provided in contact with the first insulating film to cover the void portion in the first insulating film. The structure can prevent the void portion generated in the first insulating film from expanding outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Koezuka, Toshinari Sasaki, Katsuaki Tochibayashi, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10345741
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, first and second stirring-conveyance members, a developer carrier, a toner concentration sensor, a scraper, and a scraper attachment unit. The second stirring-conveyance member includes a rotation shaft, a first spiral blade to convey developer in an axial direction, and a second spiral blade to overlap a region where the first spiral blade is formed, which is opposite to the first spiral blade in phase, and lower than the first spiral blade in height in a radial direction. An absent region, where the second spiral blade does not exist, is formed in one pitch of the first spiral blade, the one pitch facing the toner concentration sensor. The scraper attachment unit is formed to extend, along a straight line passing through intersection points of the first and second spiral blades and parallel to the rotation shaft, into the absent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Fujishima, Norio Kubo, Junichi Nakagawa, Asami Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190198922
    Abstract: A battery includes a first positive electrode collector, a first negative electrode collector, a first power generating element, a second power generating element, and a first insulating part. The first and second power generating elements each include a positive electrode active material-containing layer, a negative electrode active material-containing layer, and an inorganic solid electrolyte-containing layer. In each of the first and second power generating elements, the inorganic solid electrolyte layer is in contact with the positive electrode active material-containing layer and the negative electrode active material-containing layer. The positive electrode active material layers of the first and second power generating elements are in contact with the first positive electrode collector. The negative electrode active material layers of the first and second power generating elements are in indirect contact with the first negative electrode collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Izuru SASAKI, Junichi HIBINO
  • Patent number: 10308803
    Abstract: A silicone-modified epoxy resin composition that offers a cured product excellent in low permeability to gas, mechanical strength, and heat resistance and transparency and further offers an optical semiconductor sealing material excellent in heat cycle resistance, and a cured epoxy resin product obtained by curing the composition. The epoxy resin composition comprises the following components (A) to (C): (A) a silicone-modified epoxy resin having a cyclic siloxane structure, (B) a silicone-modified epoxy resin having a branched siloxane structure, and (C) an epoxy resin curing agent containing a polyvalent carboxylic acid having a tricyclodecane structure and a carboxylic anhydride compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Nippon Kayaku Kabuhiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Shiobara, Junichi Sawada, Miyuki Wakao, Tsutomu Kashiwagi, Naofusa Miyagawa, Yoshihiro Kawada, Chie Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20190141070
    Abstract: An anomaly detection electronic control unit (ECU) that detects unauthorized messages on a communication path is provided. An ECU that periodically transmits a first-type message including data to be monitored, and an ECU that periodically transmits a second-type message including data for comparison, are connected to the communication path. The anomaly detection ECU includes: a receiver that successively receives first-type and second-type messages; a processor that determines whether a first-type message received is normal or anomalous; and a transmitter that transmits a predetermined message in accordance with results of the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: JUNICHI TSURUMI, YOSHIHIRO UJIIE, TAKAMITSU SASAKI, TAKESHI KISHIKAWA, TOHRU WAKABAYASHI, TOSHIHISA NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20190074209
    Abstract: A dechuck control method of dechucking a processed object electrostatically attracted to an electrostatic chuck is provided. The method includes a step of dechucking the processed object by lifting the processed object with a supporting mechanism. The dechucking step is performed while applying a given voltage to an electrode of the electrostatic chuck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuharu SASAKI, Katsunori HIRAI, Junichi SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9966291
    Abstract: A de-chuck control method is provided for de-chucking a workpiece from an electrostatic chuck that electrostatically attracts the workpiece. The de-chuck control method includes a discharge step of introducing an inert gas into a chamber after a plasma process and performing a discharge process; a high pressure step of introducing a gas having a lower ionization energy than helium gas after the discharge step, and maintaining a pressure within the chamber to a higher pressure than a pressure during the plasma process or a pressure during the discharge step; and a de-chuck step of de-chucking the workpiece from the electrostatic chuck with a support pin while the higher pressure is maintained by the high pressure step or after the higher pressure is maintained by the high pressure step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Junichi Sasaki, Masaaki Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 9829961
    Abstract: An electronic device whose power consumption can be reduced appropriately depending on the condition of use by a user is provided. The electronic device having a power saving mode includes a processor and a plurality of memories configured to be able to become a stopped state individually, and available to the processor. The processor causes a predetermined number of memories among the plurality of memories to become the stopped state, based on a processing load of the processor, to thereby make a shift to the power saving mode. In the power saving mode, the processor has a standby state of restricting the operation of a part of the electronic device and an active state of normally controlling the operation of the electronic device, and maintains the stopped state of the predetermined number of memories regardless of whether the processor is in the standby state or the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Kuroda, Hiroki Tanabe, Junichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9658680
    Abstract: An electronic device whose power consumption can be reduced appropriately depending on the condition of use by a user is provided. The electronic device having a power saving mode includes a processor and a plurality of memories configured to be able to become a stopped state individually, and available to the processor. The processor causes a predetermined number of memories among the plurality of memories to become the stopped state, based on a processing load of the processor, to thereby make a shift to the power saving mode. In the power saving mode, the processor has a standby state of restricting the operation of a part of the electronic device and an active state of normally controlling the operation of the electronic device, and maintains the stopped state of the predetermined number of memories regardless of whether the processor is in the standby state or the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Kuroda, Hiroki Tanabe, Junichi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20170017051
    Abstract: In order to alleviate constraints on the structural design of an optical module internally provided with a lens array, a lens holding structure of the present invention includes, with respect to a lens array including a plurality of lenses each having a convex surface, optical axes of the lenses being disposed in parallel to each other, the lenses being arranged in such a manner that an apex of the convex surface of each lens is included in a predetermined plane perpendicular to the optical axes of the lenses, one surface which is brought into close contact with the convex surfaces of the lenses; and another surface which fixes a side surface of the lens array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Taro KANEKO, Junichi SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9330891
    Abstract: A plasma processing method of the present disclosure includes attaching a Si-containing material or a N-containing material to an electrostatic chuck that is provided in a processing container and attached with a reaction product containing C and F, in a state where a workpiece is not mounted on the electrostatic chuck; adsorbing the workpiece by the electrostatic chuck attached with the Si-containing material or the N-containing material when the workpiece is carried into the processing container; processing the workpiece with plasma; and separating the workpiece processed with plasma from the electrostatic chuck attached with the Si-containing material or the N-containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryo Nonaka, Masanori Sato, Natsuki Yabumoto, Takamitsu Takayama, Akitoshi Harada, Junichi Sasaki, Hidetoshi Hanaoka
  • Publication number: 20160048199
    Abstract: An electronic device whose power consumption can be reduced appropriately depending on the condition of use by a user is provided. The electronic device having a power saving mode includes a processor and a plurality of memories configured to be able to become a stopped state individually, and available to the processor. The processor causes a predetermined number of memories among the plurality of memories to become the stopped state, based on a processing load of the processor, to thereby make a shift to the power saving mode. In the power saving mode, the processor has a standby state of restricting the operation of a part of the electronic device and an active state of normally controlling the operation of the electronic device, and maintains the stopped state of the predetermined number of memories regardless of whether the processor is in the standby state or the active state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi KURODA, Hiroki TANABE, Junichi SASAKI
  • Patent number: 9244276
    Abstract: A head-up display device projects a display light on a windshield of a vehicle to form a virtual image thereon. The device includes a casing, an indicator which is attached to the casing to emit the display light into the casing, a light guide path through which the display light emitted from the indicator is guided, and a wiring board which is provided with a driving circuit for driving the indicator. The casing includes a guide rail formed along an irradiation direction of the display light from the indicator to support both lateral portions of the wiring board on the guide rail, and the wiring board is attached in a containing space of the casing formed between the light guide path and an inner surface of the casing by guiding and sliding the wiring board along the irradiation direction of the display light with the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimada, Junichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9122187
    Abstract: An charging device includes: capacitors connected in series; a charging unit that charges the capacitors; bypass units, each respectively connects in parallel to each capacitors, wherein each bypass unit causes, when a charged voltage of any capacitor has reached a set voltage, a charging current to bypass the capacitor whose charged voltage has reached the set voltage; and a control unit that controls the charging unit to charge the capacitors in such a manner that, when a charging voltage of the any capacitor has reached the set voltage, the control unit causes the charging unit to reduce the charging current, and if a predetermined period has elapsed since the charging voltage has reached the set voltage, and if a charging voltage of any of the other capacitors has not reached the set voltage after the predetermined period, the control unit causes the charging unit to increase the charging current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Junichi Sasaki