Patents by Inventor Kazunori Shinoda

Kazunori Shinoda 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: 10290472
    Abstract: In a vacuum processing apparatus including: a vacuum container including a processing chamber therein; a plasma formation chamber; plate members being arranged between the processing chamber and the plasma formation chamber; and a lamp and a window member being arranged around the plate members, in order that a wafer and the plate members are heated by electromagnetic waves from the lamp, a bottom surface and a side surface of the window member is formed of a member transmitting the electromagnetic waves therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobuya Miyoshi, Kazunori Shinoda, Kenji Maeda, Yutaka Kouzuma, Satoshi Sakai, Masaru Izawa
  • Publication number: 20190067032
    Abstract: In an etching method of etching a tungsten film, the method is provided to execute a generating a surface reaction layer on a tungsten film that is formed on a surface of a base material by supplying a reactive species including fluorine which is generated in plasma onto the base material for a first predetermined time in a state where the base material of which the tungsten film is formed on at least a portion of the surface is cooled to a melting point temperature or lower of a tungsten fluoride, and a removing the surface reaction layer that is generated on the tungsten film by heating the base material of which the surface reaction layer is generated on the tungsten film to a boiling point temperature or higher of the tungsten fluoride for a second predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kazunori SHINODA, Naoyuki KOFUJI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kohei KAWAMURA, Masaru IZAWA, Kenji ISHIKAWA, Masaru HORI
  • Patent number: 10192720
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber to be depressurized in a vacuum vessel with a sidewall made of a transparent or translucent dielectric material, a stage in the processing chamber to mount a wafer thereon, a coil disposed around an outer side of the sidewall and supplied with radio-frequency power for forming plasma above the stage in the processing chamber, a lamp disposed above the coil outside the vacuum vessel which radiates light onto the wafer, and a reflector disposed the coil and reflecting light to irradiate an inside of the processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobuya Miyoshi, Kazunori Shinoda, Kenji Maeda, Satoshi Sakai, Masaru Izawa
  • Publication number: 20180122665
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a stage disposed in a processing chamber for mounting a wafer, a plasma generation chamber disposed above the processing chamber for plasma generation using process gas, a plate member having multiple introduction holes, made of a dielectric material, disposed above the stage and between the processing chamber and the plasma generation chamber, and a lamp disposed around the plate member for heating the wafer. The plasma processing apparatus further includes an external IR light source, an emission fiber arranged in the stage, that outputs IR light from the external IR light source toward a wafer bottom, and a light collection fiber for collecting IR light from the wafer. Data obtained using only IR light from the lamp is subtracted from data obtained also using IR light from the external IR light source during heating of the wafer. Thus, a wafer temperature is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kazunori SHINODA, Tatehito USUI, Naoyuki KOFUJI, Yutaka KOUZUMA, Tomoyuki WATANABE, Kenetsu YOKOGAWA, Satoshi SAKAI, Masaru IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180076051
    Abstract: A method for etching a titanium nitride film includes a first process of supplying reactive species, which include hydrogen and fluorine, to a base material including a titanium nitride film on at least a part of a surface, and a second process of vacuum-heating the base material to remove the surface reaction layer that is generated on the surface of the titanium nitride film in the first process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kazunori SHINODA, Satoshi SAKAI, Masaru IZAWA, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Yutaka KOUZUMA, Kenji ISHIKAWA, Masaru HORI
  • Publication number: 20170229290
    Abstract: In a vacuum processing apparatus including: a vacuum container including a processing chamber therein; a plasma formation chamber; plate members being arranged between the processing chamber and the plasma formation chamber; and a lamp and a window member being arranged around the plate members, in order that a wafer and the plate members are heated by electromagnetic waves from the lamp, a bottom surface and a side surface of the window member is formed of a member transmitting the electromagnetic waves therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kazunori SHINODA, Kenji MAEDA, Yutaka KOUZUMA, Satoshi SAKAl, Masaru IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170018405
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber to be depressurized in a vacuum vessel with a sidewall made of a transparent or translucent dielectric material, a stage in the processing chamber to mount a wafer thereon, a coil disposed around an outer side of the sidewall and supplied with radio-frequency power for forming plasma above the stage in the processing chamber, a lamp disposed above the coil outside the vacuum vessel which radiates light onto the wafer, and a reflector disposed the coil and reflecting light to irradiate an inside of the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kazunori SHINODA, Kenji MAEDA, Satoshi SAKAI, Masaru IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20160079055
    Abstract: A sample cleaning apparatus includes a vibrating unit which ultrasonically vibrates a sample while the sample is mounted and held on a sample stage arranged in a processing chamber, the vibrating unit including: a dielectric film which is arranged on the sample stage and above which the sample is mounted; electrodes which are arranged adjacent to each other in the dielectric film; and a radio frequency power supply which supplies radio frequency power at frequencies in a prescribed range to the electrodes while the sample is hold on the sample stage; and a gas supply unit which forms a gas flow in a direction along a surface of the sample, so that particles are expelled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Naoyuki KOFUJI, Tadamitsu KANEKIYO, Kazunori SHINODA, Junichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20160079073
    Abstract: A plasma processing method includes: a first step of introducing a gas having reactivity with a film to be processed disposed in advance on a top surface of a wafer into a processing chamber to form an adhesion layer on the film; a second step of expelling a part of the gas remaining in the processing chamber while supply of the gas having reactivity is stopped; a third step of introducing a rare gas into the processing chamber to form a plasma and desorbing reaction products of the adhesion layer and the film to be processed using particles and vacuum ultraviolet light in the plasma; and a fourth step of expelling the reaction products while the plasma is not formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Miyako MATSUI, Kenetsu YOKOGAWA, Tadamitsu KANEKIYO, Tetsuo ONO, Kazunori SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20150270148
    Abstract: An etching apparatus including a processing chamber, a supply unit for reactive species, and a lamp for vacuum-ultraviolet light irradiation is prepared. In the etching apparatus, etching can be performed by repeating a first step of adsorbing the reactive species to a surface of a wafer to form byproducts, a second step of irradiating the surface of the wafer with vacuum-ultraviolet light from the lamp for vacuum-ultraviolet light irradiation, to desorb the byproducts, and a third step of exhausting the desorbed byproducts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Kazunori Shinoda, Tsutomu Tetsuka, Kenji Maeda
  • Patent number: 9110315
    Abstract: An optical device includes a ridge-like optical waveguide portion, a mesa protector portion that is arranged in parallel to the optical waveguide portion, a resin portion that covers upper parts of the mesa protector portion and is disposed at both sides of the mesa protector portion, an electrode that is disposed on the optical waveguide portion, an electrode pad that is disposed on the resin portion located at an opposite side to the optical waveguide portion with respect to the mesa protector portion, and a connection portion that is disposed on the resin portion and electrically connects the electrode to the electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Nakanishi, Hideo Arimoto, Hiroaki Hayashi, Shigeki Makino, Kazunori Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8891570
    Abstract: In a BH laser which uses InGaAlAs-MQW in an active layer, Al-based semiconductor multi-layer films including an InP buffer layer and an InGaAlAs-MQW layer, and an InGaAsP etching stop layer are formed in a mesa shape, and a p type InP burial layer is buried in side walls of the mesa shape. An air ridge mesa-stripe of a lateral center that is substantially the same as that of the mesa shape is formed on the mesa shape. According to the present structure, a leakage current can be considerably reduced, the light confinement coefficient can be made to be larger than in a BH laser in the related art, and thereby it is possible to implement a semiconductor laser with a low leakage current and a high relaxation oscillation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji Nakahara, Yuki Wakayama, Takeshi Kitatani, Kazunori Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8855160
    Abstract: Specifically, provided is a horizontal-cavity surface-emitting laser including, on a semiconductor substrate: a cavity structure; a waveguide layer; and a reflecting part, wherein a first electrode provided on the semiconductor substrate along side regions of the cavity structure and the reflecting part and a second electrode provided on the main surface of the cavity structure are provided, the first electrode includes an electrode (1) that is provided around one side region of the reflecting part located in the direction intersecting with the traveling direction of light guided through the waveguide layer and an electrode (2) provided around one side region of the cavity structure and the other side region of the reflecting part that are located in the direction parallel with the traveling direction of light guided through the waveguide layer, and the shape of the electrode (2) has different widths at at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichiro Adachi, Yasunobu Matsuoka, Toshiki Sugawara, Kazunori Shinoda, Shinji Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8774571
    Abstract: An optical device includes a substrate and a first optical waveguide including a mesa. The mesa includes a first lower clad layer portion, a first core layer portion, and a first upper clad layer portion. The first lower clad layer portion, the first core layer portion, and the first upper clad layer portion are disposed in this order from the substrate side. The optical device also includes a first etch stop layer configured to stop etching when the first optical waveguide is formed. The first etch stop layer being laminated over the substrate. The first optical waveguide is laminated on the first etch stop layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Oclaro Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Shinoda, Shigeki Makino, Hideo Arimoto
  • Publication number: 20130051725
    Abstract: An optical device includes a substrate and a first optical waveguide including a mesa. The mesa includes a first lower clad layer portion, a first core layer portion, and a first upper clad layer portion. The first lower clad layer portion, the first core layer portion, and the first upper clad layer portion are disposed in this order from the substrate side. The optical device also includes a first etch stop layer configured to stop etching when the first optical waveguide is formed. The first etch stop layer being laminated over the substrate. The first optical waveguide is laminated on the first etch stop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: OCLARO JAPAN, INC.
    Inventors: Kazunori SHINODA, Shigeki MAKINO, Hideo ARIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120327965
    Abstract: In order to provide a semiconductor laser element or an integrated optical device with high reliability, a horizontal-cavity semiconductor laser or an optical module includes a deeply dug DBR mirror serving as a cavity mirror, the deeply dug DBR mirror being composed of a material that is lattice-matched to a substrate and that has a band gap energy that does not absorb light emitted from an active layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kazunori Shinoda, Koichiro Adachi, Shinji Tsuji, Masahiro Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120314725
    Abstract: An optical device includes a ridge-like optical waveguide portion, a mesa protector portion that is arranged in parallel to the optical waveguide portion, a resin portion that covers upper parts of the mesa protector portion and is disposed at both sides of the mesa protector portion, an electrode that is disposed on the optical waveguide portion, an electrode pad that is disposed on the resin portion located at an opposite side to the optical waveguide portion with respect to the mesa protector portion, and a connection portion that is disposed on the resin portion and electrically connects the electrode to the electrode pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: OPNEXT JAPAN, INC
    Inventors: Akira NAKANISHI, Hideo ARIMOTO, Hiroaki HAYASHI, Shigeki MAKINO, Kazunori SHINODA
  • Publication number: 20120230361
    Abstract: Specifically, provided is a horizontal-cavity surface-emitting laser including, on a semiconductor substrate: a cavity structure; a waveguide layer; and a reflecting part, wherein a first electrode provided on the semiconductor substrate along side regions of the cavity structure and the reflecting part and a second electrode provided on the main surface of the cavity structure are provided, the first electrode includes an electrode (1) that is provided around one side region of the reflecting part located in the direction intersecting with the traveling direction of light guided through the waveguide layer and an electrode (2) provided around one side region of the cavity structure and the other side region of the reflecting part that are located in the direction parallel with the traveling direction of light guided through the waveguide layer, and the shape of the electrode (2) has different widths at at least two positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Koichiro Adachi, Yasunobu Matsuoka, Toshiki Sugawara, Kazunori Shinoda, Shinji Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20120183009
    Abstract: The horizontal cavity surface emitting laser includes a cavity structure portion including a stacked structure of a first conduction type clad layer, an active layer and a second conduction type clad layer stacked over a semiconductor substrate and causing light generated by the active layer to be reflected or resonated, an optical waveguide layer provided at part of the semiconductor substrate and guiding the light, a reflector provided in the optical waveguide layer, for reflecting the light and emitting the light from the back surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a condensing lens provided at the back surface thereof and focusing the reflected light. The back surface thereof has a groove provided with the condensing lens and a terrace-like portion disposed below the cavity structure portion and has a terrace shape with the cleavage direction along a longitudinal direction thereof provided along a cleavage direction of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Koichiro ADACHI, Yasunobu MATSUOKA, Toshiki SUGAWARA, Kazunori SHINODA, Shinji TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20100215063
    Abstract: The pulse laser light source 1 is provided with an excitation light source 10, lenses 11 through 13, a dichroic mirror 14, an amplifier medium 21, a first reflection portion 22, a laser medium 23, a third reflection portion 24, a saturable absorber 25 and a second reflection portion 26. The reflection portion 22 and the reflection portion 26 compose a laser resonator having the laser medium 23, the reflection portion 24 and the saturable absorber 25 on a resonance path. Further, the amplifier medium 21, the reflection portion 22, the laser medium 23, the reflection portion 24, the saturable absorber 25 and the reflection portion 26 are disposed in order and are integrated with each other. Therefore, the pulse laser light source 1 is able to output pulse laser light of high energy with a short pulse width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Xin GAO, Hiroyuki Ohashi, Kazunori Shinoda, Hiroshi Okamoto, Masayuki Saitoh