Patents by Inventor Kazuyuki Suko

Kazuyuki Suko 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: 20070037292
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g. plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Patent number: 6989228
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, LTD
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20040214428
    Abstract: Conductive layers are formed in the trenches made in an insulating film in the following manner. First, an amorphous silicon film 26A is deposited in the trenches 25 made in a silicon oxide film 24. A photoresist film 30 is then formed on the amorphous silicon film 26A by means of spin coating. Then, exposure light is applied to the entire surface of the photoresist film 30, thereby exposing to light those parts of the photoresist film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25. The other parts of the photoresist film 30, which lie in the trenches 25 are not exposed to light because the light reaching them is inadequate. Further, the photoresist film 30 is developed thereby removing those parts of the film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25 and which have been exposed to light. Thereafter, those parts of the amorphous silicon film 26A, which lie outside the trenches 25, are removed by means of dry etching using, as a mask, the unexposed parts of the photoresist film 30 which remain in the trenches 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicants: Renesas Technology Corporation, Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Furukawa, Kazuyuki Suko, Masayuki Hiranuma, Koichi Saitoh, Hirohiko Yamamoto, Tadanori Yoshida, Masayuki Ishizaka, Maki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6770528
    Abstract: Conductive layers are formed in the trenches made in an insulating film in the following manner. First, an amorphous silicon film 26A is deposited in the trenches 25 made in a silicon oxide film 24. A photoresist film 30 is then formed on the amorphous silicon film 26A by means of spin coating. Then, exposure light is applied to the entire surface of the photoresist film 30, thereby exposing to light those parts of the photoresist film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25. The other parts of the photoresist film 30, which lie in the trenches 25 are not exposed to light because the light reaching them is inadequate. Further, the photoresist film 30 is developed thereby removing those parts of the film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25 and which have been exposed to light. Thereafter, those parts of the amorphous silicon film 26A, which lie outside the trenches 25, are removed by means of dry etching using, as a mask, the unexposed parts of the photoresist film 30 which remain in the trenches 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignees: Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., Ltd., Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Furukawa, Kazuyuki Suko, Masayuki Hiranuma, Koichi Saitoh, Hirohiko Yamamoto, Tadanori Yoshida, Masayuki Ishizaka, Maki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6656846
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20030148600
    Abstract: Conductive layers are formed in the trenches made in an insulating film in the following manner. First, an amorphous silicon film 26A is deposited in the trenches 25 made in a silicon oxide film 24. A photoresist film 30 is then formed on the amorphous silicon film 26A by means of spin coating. Then, exposure light is applied to the entire surface of the photoresist film 30, thereby exposing to light those parts of the photoresist film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25. The other parts of the photoresist film 30, which lie in the trenches 25 are not exposed to light because the light reaching them is inadequate. Further, the photoresist film 30 is developed thereby removing those parts of the film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25 and which have been exposed to light. Thereafter, those parts of the amorphous silicon film 26A, which lie outside the trenches 25, are removed by means of dry etching using, as a mask, the unexposed parts of the photoresist film 30 which remain in the trenches 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Furukawa, Kazuyuki Suko, Masayuki Hiranuma, Koichi Saitoh, Hirohiko Yamamoto, Tadanori Yoshida, Masayuki Ishizaka, Maki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 6537415
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Patent number: 6537417
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Patent number: 6512245
    Abstract: A static random access memory comprising memory cells each composed of transfer MISFETs controlled by word lines and of a flip-flop circuit made of driver MISFETs and load MISFETs. The top of the load MISFETs is covered with supply voltage lines so that capacitor elements of a stacked structure are formed between the gate electrodes of the load MISFETs and the supply voltage lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi ULSI Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Shuji Ikeda, Satoshi Meguro, Kyoichiro Asayama, Eri Fujita, Koichiro Ishibashi, Toshiro Aoto, Sadayuki Morita, Atsuyoshi Koike, Masayuki Kojima, Yasuo Kiguchi, Kazuyuki Suko, Fumiyuki Kanai, Naotaka Hashimoto, Toshiaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 6497992
    Abstract: In order that reaction products of low vapor pressure may be prevented from being deposited on the side wall of a predetermined pattern when this pattern is to be formed by dry-etching a Pt film or a PZT film, a resist mask 54 having a rounded outer periphery at its head is used when the Pt film 53 deposited on a semiconductor substrate 50 is to be dry-etched. After this dry-etching, moreover, an overetching of a proper extent is performed to completely remove the side wall deposited film 55 which is left on the side of the pattern. The resist mask 54 is formed by exposing and developing a benzophenone novolak resist and subsequently by heating to set it while irradiating it, if necessary, with ultraviolet rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yunogami, Shunji Sasabe, Kazuyuki Suko, Jun Abe, Takao Kumihashi, Fumio Murai
  • Patent number: 6444405
    Abstract: Conductive layers are formed in the trenches made in an insulating film in the following manner. First, an amorphous silicon film 26A is deposited in the trenches 25 made in a silicon oxide film 24. A photoresist film 30 is then formed on the amorphous silicon film 26A by means of spin coating. Then, exposure light is applied to the entire surface of the photoresist film 30, thereby exposing to light those parts of the photoresist film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25. The other parts of the photoresist film 30, which lie in the trenches 25 are not exposed to light because the light reaching them is inadequate. Further, the photoresist film 30 is developed thereby removing those parts of the film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25 and which have been exposed to light. Thereafter, those parts of the amorphous silicon film 26A, which lie outside the trenches 25, are removed by means of dry etching using, as a mask, the unexposed parts of the photoresist film 30 which remain in the trenches 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Ulsi Systems Co., LTD
    Inventors: Ryouichi Furukawa, Kazuyuki Suko, Masayuki Hiranuma, Koichi Saitoh, Hirohiko Yamamoto, Tadanori Yoshida, Masayuki Ishizaka, Maki Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20020098678
    Abstract: Conductive layers are formed in the trenches made in an insulating film in the following manner. First, an amorphous silicon film 26A is deposited in the trenches 25 made in a silicon oxide film 24. A photoresist film 30 is then formed on the amorphous silicon film 26A by means of spin coating. Then, exposure light is applied to the entire surface of the photoresist film 30, thereby exposing to light those parts of the photoresist film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25. The other parts of the photoresist film 30, which lie in the trenches 25 are not exposed to light because the light reaching them is inadequate. Further, the photoresist film 30 is developed thereby removing those parts of the film 30 which lie outside the trenches 25 and which have been exposed to light. Thereafter, those parts of the amorphous silicon film 26A, which lie outside the trenches 25, are removed by means of dry etching using, as a mask, the unexposed parts of the photoresist film 30 which remain in the trenches 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Furukawa, Kazuyuki Suko, Masayuki Hiranuma, Koichi Saitoh, Hirohiko Yamamoto, Tadanori Yoshida, Masayuki Ishizaka, Maki Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20020043339
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20020043340
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20020023720
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20020013063
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Patent number: 6307217
    Abstract: A static random access memory comprising memory cells each composed of transfer MISFETs controlled by word lines and of a flip-flop circuit made of driver MISFETs and load MISFETs. The top of the load MISFETs is covered with supply voltage lines so that capacitor elements of a stacked structure are formed between the gate electrodes of the load MISFETs and the supply voltage lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi ULSI Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Shuji Ikeda, Satoshi Meguro, Kyoichiro Asayama, Eri Fujita, Koichiro Ishibashi, Toshiro Aoto, Sadayuki Morita, Atsuyoshi Koike, Masayuki Kojima, Yasuo Kiguchi, Kazuyuki Suko, Fumiyuki Kanai, Naotaka Hashimoto, Toshiaki Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20010023965
    Abstract: A static random access memory comprising memory cells each composed of transfer MISFETs controlled by word lines and of a flip-flop circuit made of driver MISFETs and load MISFETs. The top of the load MISFETs is covered with supply voltage lines so that capacitor elements of a stacked structure are formed between the gate electrodes of the load MISFETs and the supply voltage lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Inventors: Shuji Ikeda, Satoshi Meguro, Kyoichiro Asayama, Eri Fujita, Koichiro Ishibashi, Toshiro Aoto, Sadayuki Morita, Atsuyoshi Koike, Masayuki Kojima, Yasuo Kiguchi, Kazuyuki Suko, Fumiyuki Kanai, Naotaka Hashimoto, Toshiaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 6254721
    Abstract: Disclosed is apparatus for treating samples, and a method of using the apparatus. The apparatus includes processing apparatus (a) for treating the samples (e.g., plasma etching apparatus), (b) for removing residual corrosive compounds formed by the sample treatment, (c) for wet-processing of the samples and (d) for dry-processing the samples. A plurality of wet-processing treatments of a sample can be performed. The wet-processing apparatus can include a plurality of wet-processing stations. The samples can either be passed in series through the plurality of wet-processing stations, or can be passed in parallel through the wet-processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kojima, Yoshimi Torii, Michimasa Hunabashi, Kazuyuki Suko, Takashi Yamada, Keizo Kuroiwa, Kazuo Nojiri, Yoshinao Kawasaki, Yoshiaki Sato, Ryooji Fukuyama, Hironobu Kawahara
  • Patent number: 6057081
    Abstract: In order that reaction products of low vapor pressure may be prevented from being deposited on the side wall of a predetermined pattern when this pattern is to be formed by dry-etching a Pt film or a PZT film, a resist mask 54 having a rounded outer periphery at its head is used when the Pt film 53 deposited on a semiconductor substrate 50 is to be dry-etched. After this dry-etching, moreover, an overetching of a proper extent is performed to completely remove the side wall deposited film 55 which is left on the side of the pattern. The resist mask 54 is formed by exposing and developing a benzophenone novolak resist and subsequently by heating to set it while irradiating it, if necessary, with ultraviolet rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yunogami, Shunji Sasabe, Kazuyuki Suko, Jun Abe, Takao Kumihashi, Fumio Murai