Patents by Inventor Kazuaki Hashimoto

Kazuaki Hashimoto 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: 11143981
    Abstract: A developing cartridge includes: a casing, a developing roller, a first agitator, a supply roller, and a second agitator. The casing is configured to accommodate toner. The developing roller is rotatable about a developing roller rotation axis extending in a first direction. The first agitator is configured to agitate the toner. The first agitator is rotatable about a first agitator rotation axis extending in the first direction. The supply roller is positioned between the first agitator and the developing roller. The supply roller is rotatable about a supply roller rotation axis extending in the first direction. The second agitator is positioned between the supply roller and the first agitator. The second agitator is rotatable about a second agitator rotation axis extending in the first direction. A rotation locus of the second agitator is positioned outside of a rotation locus of the first agitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuaki Ooka, Junichi Hashimoto, Shota Iriyama, Keigo Nakajima, Kengo Yada
  • Publication number: 20210265408
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20210265414
    Abstract: A BSI image sensor includes a substrate including a front side and a back side opposite to the front side, a pixel sensor disposed in the substrate, and a color filter disposed over the pixel sensor. The pixel sensor includes a plurality of first micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. The color filter includes a plurality of second micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. The first micro structures are arranged symmetrically to a first axial, and the second micro structures are arranged symmetrically to a second axial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: WEI-CHIEH CHIANG, KENG-YU CHOU, CHUN-HAO CHUANG, WEN-HAU WU, JHY-JYI SZE, CHIEN-HSIEN TSENG, KAZUAKI HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11081133
    Abstract: A glass for magnetic recording medium substrate is an amorphous oxide glass. In terms of mol %, SiO2 content ranges from 45 to 68%, Al2O3 from 5 to 20%, total content of SiO2 and Al2O3 60 to 80%, B2O3 from 0 to 5%, MgO from 3 to 28%, CaO from 0 to 18%, total content of BaO and SrO 0 to 2%, total content of alkali earth metal oxides from 12 to 30%, total content of alkali metal oxides from 3.5 to 15%, and at least one kind selected from the group made of Sn oxide and Ce oxide being included, a total content of Sn oxide and Ce oxide ranges from 0.05 to 2.00%, a glass transition temperature ?625° C., a Young's modulus ?83 GPa, a specific gravity ?2.85, and an average linear expansion coefficient at 100 to 300° C.?48×10?7/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Kazuaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20210221729
    Abstract: Provided is a glass for a magnetic recording medium substrate, which is an amorphous oxide glass, in which an SiO2 content ranges from 56 mol % to 80 mol %, an Li2O content ranges from 1 mol % to 10 mol %, a B2O3 content ranges from 0 mol % to 4 mol %, a total content of MgO and CaO (MgO+CaO) ranges from 9 mol % to 40 mol %, and the oxide glass has a specific gravity of 2.75 g/cm3 or less, a glass transition temperature of 650° C. or higher, and a Young's modulus of 90 GPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Koichi SATO, Kazuaki HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210183922
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards an integrated chip (IC). The IC comprises a first phase detection autofocus (PDAF) photodetector and a second PDAF photodetector in a substrate. A first electromagnetic radiation (EMR) diffuser is disposed along a back-side of the substrate and within a perimeter of the first PDAF photodetector. The first EMR diffuser is spaced a first distance from a first side of the first PDAF photodetector and a second distance less than the first distance from a second side of the first PDAF photodetector. A second EMR diffuser is disposed along the back-side of the substrate and within a perimeter of the second PDAF photodetector. The second EMR diffuser is spaced a third distance from a first side of the second PDAF photodetector and a fourth distance less than the third distance from a second side of the second PDAF photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Cheng Yu Huang, Wen-Hau Wu, Chih-Kung Chang
  • Patent number: 11013824
    Abstract: An adhesive for hard tissue bonding which has a sufficient pot life and excellent biocompatibility and is replaced with bone over time, and an adhesive kit for hard tissue bonding are provided. In addition, bone cement is provided which has excellent biocompatibility and is replaced with bone over time. An adhesive for hard tissue bonding includes: a cyanoacrylate monomer; and beta-tricalcium phosphate or hydroxyapatite. An adhesive kit for hard tissue bonding includes: a liquid agent containing a cyanoacrylate monomer; and a powdery agent containing beta-tricalcium phosphate or hydroxyapatite. Bone cement includes: a cyanoacrylate polymer; and beta-tricalcium phosphate or hydroxyapatite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Chiba Institute of Technology, Fukuyamaika Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hashimoto, Hirobumi Shibata, Syuhei Aida, Shigeo Fukuyama, Takashi Meguro, Shinya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11004887
    Abstract: A BSI image sensor includes a substrate including a front side and a back side opposite to the front side, a pixel sensor disposed in the substrate, and a color filter disposed over the pixel sensor. The pixel sensor includes a plurality of first micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. The color filter includes a plurality of second micro structures disposed over the back side of the substrate. Each of the first micro structures has a first height, and each of the second micro structures has a second height. The second height is less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chieh Chiang, Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Wen-Hau Wu, Jhy-Jyi Sze, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10991740
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Patent number: 10991739
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20210033285
    Abstract: An electric bicycle includes: an electric motor; a storage unit in which control software for controlling the electric motor is stored; a control unit configured to run the control software stored in the storage unit; and a communication interface unit to which a piece of hardware is removably and communicably connected. The control unit is configured to run an other piece of software different from the control software to control the piece of hardware which is communicably connected to the communication interface unit. The other piece of software is installed in the storage unit. Each of the control software and the other piece of software communicates using a distributed-communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jin YOSHIZAWA, Kazuaki HASHIMOTO, Takashi UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210031874
    Abstract: A bicycle motorization device is attached to a bicycle. The motorization device includes: a calculation unit configured to calculate speed of the bicycle; an estimation unit configured to estimate pedal force applied to pedals of the bicycle; an electric motor; a battery which supplies electric power to the electric motor; and a control unit configured to apply auxiliary driving force to a wheel of the bicycle by driving the electric motor based on the speed calculated and the pedal force estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jin YOSHIZAWA, Kazuaki HASHIMOTO, Takashi UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20210020670
    Abstract: A BSI image sensor includes a substrate including a front side and a back side opposite to the front side, a plurality of pixel sensors, an isolation grid disposed in the substrate and separating the plurality of pixel sensors from each other, a reflective grid disposed over the isolation grid on the back side of the substrate, an a low-n grid disposed over the back side of the substrate and overlapping the reflective grid from a top view. A width of the low-n grid is greater than a width of the reflective grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: KENG-YU CHOU, WEI-CHIEH CHIANG, CHEN-JONG WANG, CHIEN-HSIEN TSENG, KAZUAKI HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200403023
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed towards an image sensor including a wavelength tunable narrow band filter, as well as methods for forming the image sensor. In some embodiments, the image sensor includes a substrate, a first photodetector, a second photodetector, and a filter. The first and second photodetectors neighbor in the substrate. The filter overlies the first and second photodetectors and includes a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, and a first interlayer between the first and second DBRs. A thickness of the first interlayer has a first thickness value overlying the first photodetector and a second thickness value overlying the second photodetector. In some embodiments, the filter is limited to a single interlayer. In other embodiments the filter further includes a second interlayer defining columnar structures embedded in the first interlayer and having a different refractive index than the first interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu, Chih-Kung Chang
  • Publication number: 20200355517
    Abstract: A control device includes: an obtaining unit configured to obtain location information of an electric bicycle and operation information obtained by the vehicle; a calculation unit configured to generate environment information indicating an estimated travel environment of the electric bicycle based on the operation information; and a storage unit configured to store the location information and the environment information. The calculation unit is configured to generate an updated map by associating the location information with the environment information, and reflecting the location information and the environment information on a map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuaki HASHIMOTO, Jin YOSHIZAWA, Takashi UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 10797096
    Abstract: A BSI image sensor includes a substrate including a front side and a back side opposite to the front side, a plurality of pixel sensors arranged in an array, an isolation grid disposed in the substrate and separating the plurality of pixel sensors from each other, a reflective grid disposed over the isolation grid on the back side of the substrate, an a low-n grid disposed over the back side of the substrate and overlapping the reflective grid from a top view. A depth of the reflective grid is less than a depth of the isolation grid. A width of the low-n grid is greater than a width of the reflective grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Chen-Jong Wang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20200235159
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to an integrated chip structure. The integrated chip structure includes a first image sensor disposed within a first substrate and a second image sensor disposed within a second substrate. The second substrate has a first side facing the first substrate. The first side includes angled surfaces defining one or more recesses within the first side. A band-pass filter is arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate and is configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation that is within a first range of wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20200227460
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Publication number: 20200227461
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application are directed to a narrow band filter with high transmission and an image sensor comprising the narrow band filter. In some embodiments, the filter comprises a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR), a second DBR, a defect layer between the first and second DBRs, and a plurality of columnar structures. The columnar structures extend through the defect layer and have a refractive index different than a refractive index of the defect layer. The first and second DBRs define a low transmission band, and the defect layer defines a high transmission band dividing the low transmission band. The columnar structures shift the high transmission band towards lower or higher wavelengths depending upon a refractive index of the columnar structures and a fill factor of the columnar structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng Yu Huang, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Keng-Yu Chou, Wei-Chieh Chiang, Wen-Hau Wu
  • Patent number: 10672812
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a color filter array and a light receiving element. The color filter array includes plural repeating unit cells including first, second, and third unit cells. The first and second unit cells are adjacent to each other in a first direction, the second and third unit cells are adjacent to each other in a second direction transverse to the first direction. Each of the first, second, and third unit cells includes at least one first yellow filter configured to transmit a green component and a red component of incident light, and each of the first, second, and third unit cells does not comprise a red filter configured to transmit the red component of the incident light. The light receiving element is configured to convert the incident light transmitted by the color filter array into electric signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chieh Chiang, Keng-Yu Chou, Chun-Hao Chuang, Chien-Hsien Tseng, Kazuaki Hashimoto