Patents by Inventor Kazuhiko Inoue

Kazuhiko Inoue 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: 10896801
    Abstract: A multiple-electron-beam-image acquisition apparatus includes an electromagnetic lens to receive and refract multiple electron beams, an aberration corrector, disposed in a magnetic field of the electromagnetic lens, to correct aberration of the multiple electron beams, an aperture-substrate, disposed movably at the upstream of the aberration corrector with respect to an advancing direction of the multiple electron beams, to selectively make an individual beam of the multiple electron beams pass therethrough independently, a movable stage to dispose thereon the aberration corrector, a stage control circuit, using an image caused by the individual beam selectively made to pass, to move the stage to align the position of the aberration corrector to the multiple electron beams having been relatively aligned with the electromagnetic lens, and a detector to detect multiple secondary electron beams emitted because the target object surface is irradiated with multiple electron beams having passed through the aberrat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Yoshihiro Izumi, Hidekazu Takekoshi
  • Publication number: 20210003913
    Abstract: A projection optical system includes: a first optical system and a second optical system disposed in that order from an enlargement side. The second optical system forms an intermediate image of the image, and the first optical system enlarges and projects the intermediate image. The first optical system includes: a first lens group, a first reflecting optical element, and a part of a second lens group, disposed in that order from the enlargement side. The second optical system includes: a remainder of the second lens group, a second reflecting optical element, and a third lens group, disposed in that order from the enlargement side. The second reflecting optical element reflects light output from the third lens group toward the second lens group. The first reflecting optical element reflects light output from the second lens group toward the first lens group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuo Masui, Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 10886102
    Abstract: A multiple-electron-beam irradiation apparatus includes a first electrostatic lens, configured using the substrate used as a bias electrode by being applied with a negative potential, a control electrode to which a control potential is applied and a ground electrode to which a ground potential is applied, configured to provide dynamic focusing of the multiple electron beams onto the substrate, in accordance with change of the height position of the surface of the substrate, by generating an electrostatic field, wherein the control electrode is disposed on an upstream side of a maximum magnetic field of the lens magnetic field of the first electromagnetic lens with respect to a direction of a trajectory central axis of the multiple electron beams, and a ground electrode is disposed on an upstream side of the control electrode with respect to the direction of the trajectory central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: NuFlare Technology, Inc., NuFlare Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Munehiro Ogasawara, Steven Golladay
  • Publication number: 20200395189
    Abstract: Aberration corrector includes a lower electrode substrate to be formed therein with plural first passage holes having a first hole diameter and making multiple electron beams pass therethrough, and to be arranged thereon plural electrode sets each being plural electrodes of four or more poles, surrounding a first passage hole, for each of the plural first passage holes, and an upper electrode substrate above the lower one, to be formed therein with plural second passage holes making multiple electron beams pass therethrough, whose size from the top of the upper electrode substrate to the middle of way to the back side of the upper electrode substrate is a second hole diameter, and whose size from the middle to the back side is a third hole diameter larger than each of the first and second hole diameters, wherein a shield electrode is on inner walls of plural second passage holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Munehiro OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200369787
    Abstract: Provided is a novel manufacturing method whereby a carboxymethylated cellulose nanofiber dispersion having high tarnasparency can be obtained economically. In carboxymethylation of cellulose in the present invention, mercerization is performed in water as the main solvent, after which carboxymethylation is performed in a solvent mixture of water and an organic solvent, By defibrating the resultant carboxymethylated cellulose, a carboxymethylated cellulose nanofiber dispersion having high transparency can be obtained economically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Takeshi Nakatani, Yusuke Tada
  • Patent number: 10845695
    Abstract: A projection optical system that enlarges and projects an image displayed on an image display includes: a first optical system; and a second optical system. The projection optical system is a monofocal lens or a zoom lens. The first optical system and the second optical system are arranged, in order starting with the first optical system, from an enlargement side of the projection optical system. The second optical system forms an intermediate image of the image between the first optical system and the second optical system. The first optical system enlarges and projects the intermediate image. The first optical system includes: a first-A optical system and a first-B optical system in order from the enlargement side; and a reflecting optical element that bends a light path between the first-A optical system and the first-B optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsuo Masui, Kazuhiko Inoue, Atsushi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10833364
    Abstract: Lithium ion secondary batteries are disclosed that include a positive electrode comprising a lithium nickel composite oxide as a positive electrode active material and a separator consisting of one or more layers selected from polyimide layer, polyamide layer, the battery having a low self-discharge failure rate even after long term storage. The lithium ion secondary batteries can include a positive electrode comprising a lithium nickel composite oxide and a separator consisting of one or more layers selected from polyimide layer, polyamide layer, and polyamide imide layer, wherein the battery comprises an acid and/or an acid anhydride in an electrolyte solution and/or a member in contact with the electrolyte solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Iriyama, Kenichi Shimura, Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 10823964
    Abstract: A work assistance apparatus includes: a display panel configured to form a virtual display area within a field of view of a user; a camera configured to pick up an image in front of the user and output a picked-up image; and a processor configured to move at least one display component for operation within a display image in the virtual display area when a finger of the user alternately moves in a frontward direction and a backward direction of the user within the picked-up image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kanako Inoue, Daisuke Tainaka, Tatsuyuki Uemura, Naoki Fujii, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10811669
    Abstract: Provided is a battery capable of surely interrupting current at the time of temperature rise so that excessive heat generation does not occur at the occurrence of an abnormality. The battery 1 includes a battery element 10 including a positive electrode and a negative electrode, an inner package 13 which forms a first chamber 13a for enclosing the battery element 10, an outer package 14 which encloses the inner package 13 such that the outer package 14 forms a second chamber 14a which surrounds the first chamber 13a, and a pair of terminals 11, 12 electrically connected to the positive electrode and the negative electrode and led out to the outside of the outer package 14. One terminal 11 of the pair of terminals 11, 12 has a first terminal 11a and a second terminal 11b arranged so as to be electrically connected in the second chamber 13a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Kenichi Shimura
  • Patent number: 10777795
    Abstract: The separator for secondary battery, comprising: a porous substrate having a melting temperature or a decomposition temperature of 200° C. or more; and a resin member formed at least inside of the substrate in a plane section that occupies at least a part of a plane along with a thickness direction of the substrate; wherein said resin member is coated on inner surfaces of pores without completely blocking connecting paths that connects pores of the porous member, and wherein a distribution density of the resin member becomes lower toward inside of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Shimura, Noboru Yoshida, Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200286704
    Abstract: A multiple electron beam irradiation apparatus includes a forming mechanism which forms multiple primary electron beams; a plurality of electrode substrates being stacked in each of which a plurality of openings of various diameter dimensions are formed, the plurality of openings being arranged at passage positions of the multiple primary electron beams, and through each of which a corresponding one of the multiple primary electron beams passes, the plurality of electrode substrates being able to adjust an image plane conjugate position of each of the multiple primary electron beams depending on a corresponding one of the various diameter dimensions; and a stage which is capable of mounting thereon a target object to be irradiated with the multiple primary electron beams having passed through the plurality of electrode substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicants: NuFlare Technology, Inc, NuFlare Technology America, Inc
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi Ando, Munehiro Ogasawara, John Hartley
  • Patent number: 10749162
    Abstract: With a battery using a flexible outer package, electric current is reliably interrupted when the temperature is increased due to the occurrence of abnormality, thereby preventing excessive heat generation. A battery 1 includes a battery element 10, a pair of first terminals 11 that are electrically connected to the battery element 10, a flexible outer package 13, and a second terminal 12. The outer package 13 is partitioned into a first chamber 13a in which the battery element 10 is sealed and a second chamber 13b which is adjacent to the first chamber 13a. The second terminal 12 is led out from the second chamber 13b to the outside of the outer package 13 so that one first terminal 11 is made electrically connectable to an external wiring through the second chamber 13b. A gas generation material 14 which generates a gas at a predetermined temperature or higher is sealed in the second chamber 13b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Kenichi Shimura
  • Patent number: 10741879
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery which uses a heat generating reaction of the redox shuttle agent to achieve stopping a function of the battery by blocking ion conduction and rapidly increasing an internal resistance by means of volatilized non-aqueous solvent when an abnormality such as overcharge occurs. A secondary battery 1 comprises a battery element comprising a positive electrode 11, a negative electrode 12, a separator 13, and an electrolytic solution, and a casing sealing the battery element. The electrolytic solution comprises a redox shuttle agent and an organic solvent having a boiling point of 125° C. or less. The separator 13 comprises aramid fiber assembly, aramid microporous structure, polyimide microporous structure or polyphenylenesulfide microporous structure, and polyphenylenesulfide, and has an average void size of 0.1 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Inoue, Kenichi Shimura, Noboru Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20200220119
    Abstract: A battery having a battery element with an outer package made of a film that includes a first portion having a first bottom wall and a first side wall rising from an outer peripheral end of the first bottom wall over an entire outer peripheral end of the first bottom wall, a second portion having a second bottom wall and a second sidewall rising from an outer peripheral end at least at a part of the outer peripheral end of the second bottom surface, and a joining portion in which outer peripheral portions of the first and second portions are joined when the battery element is between the first and second bottom walls and the first and second portions face each other, wherein the joining portion includes a sidewall joining portion in which the first and second sidewalls are joined and located outside a thickness range of the battery element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru YOSHIDA, Kazuhiko INOUE, Kenichi SHIMURA, Makihiro OTOHATA
  • Publication number: 20200211812
    Abstract: A multiple electron beam irradiation apparatus includes a shaping aperture array substrate to form multiple primary electron beams, a plurality of electrode array substrates stacked each to dispose thereon a plurality of electrodes each arranged at a passage position of each of the multiple primary electron beams, each of the multiple primary electron beams surrounded by an electrode of the plurality of electrodes when each of the multiple primary electron beams passes through the passage position, the first wiring and the second wiring applied with one of different electric potentials, and a stage to mount thereon a target object to be irradiated with the multiple primary electron beams having passed through the plurality of electrode array substrates, wherein, in each of the plurality of electrode array substrates, each of the plurality of electrodes is electrically connected to either one of the first wiring and the second wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: NuFlare Technology, Inc., NuFlare Technology America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi Ando, Munehiro Ogasawara, John Hartley
  • Patent number: 10690048
    Abstract: A jig (31) is placed on a cylinder block (11) set in an inverted position, and a crankshaft (5) is lifted upward from a main bearing part (17) and held at a predetermined height position. A lower link (7) temporarily fitted to a crank pin (6) in the previous step is rotated about the crank pin (6) as a center by a robot hand, and held in a predetermined inclined position in which a dividing surface (28) becomes vertical. In this state, a pair of bolts (29) is horizontally fastened from the right and the left by using a nut runner (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Touse, Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Shigeru Nakajima, Kazuhiko Takashima, Kazuto Waki, Daisuke Watanabe, Takeshi Chihara, Kousuke Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200176216
    Abstract: Provided is a multiple electron beam inspection apparatus including: an irradiation source irradiating a substrate with multiple electron beams; a stage on which is cable of mounting the substrate; an electromagnetic lens provided between the irradiation source and the stage, the electromagnetic lens generating a lens magnetic field, the multiple electron beams being capable of passing through the lens magnetic field; an electrostatic lens provided in the lens magnetic field, the electrostatic lens including a plurality of through-holes and a plurality of electrodes, the plurality of through-holes having wall surfaces respectively, each of the multiple electron beams being capable of passing through the corresponding each of the plurality of through-holes, each of the plurality of electrodes provided on each of the wall surfaces of the plurality of through-holes, at least one of the through-holes provided apart from a central axis of trajectory of the multiple electron beams having a spiral shape; and a power
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi ANDO, Munehiro OGASAWARA
  • Publication number: 20200168430
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present invention, an electron beam image acquisition apparatus includes a first electrostatic lens group correcting a shift amount of a focus position of the primary electron beam from the reference position on the surface of the substrate occurring according to movement of the stage, and a plurality of variation amounts of the primary electron beam on the surface of the substrate by correcting the shift amount of the focus position of the primary electron beam; and a second electrostatic lens group correcting a plurality of variation amounts of an image of a secondary electron beam being emitted from the substrate by irradiating the substrate with the primary electron beam corrected by the first electrostatic lens group, the secondary electron beam passing through at least one electrostatic lens of the first electrostatic lens group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200104980
    Abstract: A multi-electron beam image acquisition apparatus includes a first electrostatic lens and a second electrostatic lens configured to, using one of a table and an approximate expression, dynamically correct the focus position deviation amount deviated from the reference position because of a change of a height position of a surface of a substrate changed along with movement of a stage, and correct one of a rotation change amount and a magnification change amount depending on a focus position deviation amount by interaction; and an image processing circuit configured to, using the one of the table and the approximate expression, correct another of the rotation change amount and the magnification change amount depending on the focus position deviation amount, with respect to a secondary electron image based on a detection signal of multiple secondary electron beams having been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko INOUE, Atsushi Ando
  • Patent number: 10569496
    Abstract: Photocatalyst microparticles are provided in a photocatalyst layer coming into contact with a base film, the photocatalyst microparticles are irradiated with ultraviolet rays, and voids are formed in a boundary region between a protective layer and the photocatalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kaneuchi, Gakuei Shibata, Tomoyuki Inoue