Patents by Inventor Ken Ozawa

Ken Ozawa 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: 20220209356
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a circuit board, a battery cell, an exterior case having a cylindrical shape, and a pair of external terminals respectively provided at both ends of the exterior case, in which each of the external terminals includes an inserted portion to be inserted into the exterior case and an uninserted portion not to be inserted into the exterior case, at least a part of the circuit board is disposed between the battery cell and the external terminals, and an elastic resin is provided so as to be in contact with the battery cell, the at least part of the circuit board, and the external terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Ken SATO, Madoka HAMANO, Kenichi OZAWA, Masashi SATO, Mikio YAMAMOTO, Hiroyuki ITO
  • Patent number: 11054304
    Abstract: An imaging device and method are provided. Light from an object is provided as a plurality of sets of light beams to a phase difference array having a plurality of elements. The phase difference array is configured to provide different optical paths for light included within at least some of a plurality of sets of light beams. The light from the phase difference array is received at an imaging element array. The imaging element array includes a plurality of imaging elements. Information obtained from hyperspectral imaging data based on output signals of the imaging element array can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11031423
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10955360
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to a structured illumination (SI)-based inspection apparatus are described. The SI-based inspection apparatus may be capable of accurately inspecting an inspection object in real time with high resolution, while reducing the loss of light. Also described are an inspection method, and a semiconductor device fabrication method including the SI-based inspection method. The inspection apparatus may include a light source configured to generate and output a light beam, a phase shifting grating (PSG) configured to convert the light beam from the light source into the SI, a beam splitter configured to cause the SI to be incident on an inspection object and output a reflected beam from the inspection object, a stage capable of moving the inspection object and on which the inspection object is arranged, and a time-delayed integration (TDI) camera configured to capture images of the inspection object by detecting the reflected beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung-jun Lee, Ken Ozawa, Wook-rae Kim, Gwang-sik Park, Ji-hoon Kang, Kwang-soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20200343286
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200083269
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200064276
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to a structured illumination (SI)-based inspection apparatus are described. The SI-based inspection apparatus may be capable of accurately inspecting an inspection object in real time with high resolution, while reducing the loss of light. Also described are an inspection method, and a semiconductor device fabrication method including the SI-based inspection method. The inspection apparatus may include a light source configured to generate and output a light beam, a phase shifting grating (PSG) configured to convert the light beam from the light source into the SI, a beam splitter configured to cause the SI to be incident on an inspection object and output a reflected beam from the inspection object, a stage capable of moving the inspection object and on which the inspection object is arranged, and a time-delayed integration (TDI) camera configured to capture images of the inspection object by detecting the reflected beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: MYUNG-JUN LEE, Ken Ozawa, Wook-rae Kim, Gwang-Sik Park, Ji-hoon Kang, Kwang-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10491841
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10461106
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10429315
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an illumination light source to output an illumination light, an illumination optical system to transmit the illumination light toward a sample, an imaging optical system to transmit light reflected from the sample, a stage to move the sample in a predetermined transfer direction, and a photographing unit to receive the reflected light. The imaging apparatus may include one or more diffraction grids located at conjugate focal planes of the sample. The operation of the photographing unit may be synchronized with a movement of the sample by the stage to obtain an image in accordance with a time delay integration method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ishikawa, Ken Ozawa, Kwang-Soo Kim, Sean Park, Mitsunori Numata
  • Publication number: 20190191114
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10295743
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical semiconductor device which can be improved in light shift precision and restrained from undergoing a loss in light transmission. In this device, an inner side-surface of a first optical coupling portion of an optical coupling region and an inner side-surface of a second optical coupling portion of the region are increased in line edge roughness. This manner makes light coupling ease from a first to second optical waveguide. By contrast, the following are decreased in line edge roughness: an outer side-surface of the first optical coupling portion of the optical coupling region; an outer side-surface of the second optical coupling portion of the region; two opposed side-surfaces of a portion of the first optical waveguide, the portion being any portion other than the region; and two opposed side-surfaces of a portion of the second optical waveguide, the portion being any portion other than the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kunishima, Yasutaka Nakashiba, Masaru Wakabayashi, Shinichi Watanuki, Ken Ozawa, Tatsuya Usami, Yoshiaki Yamamoto, Keiji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10264198
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20190025226
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an illumination light source to output an illumination light, an illumination optical system to transmit the illumination light toward a sample, an imaging optical system to transmit light reflected from the sample, a stage to move the sample in a predetermined transfer direction, and a photographing unit to receive the reflected light. The imaging apparatus may include one or more diffraction grids located at conjugate focal planes of the sample. The operation of the photographing unit may be synchronized with a movement of the sample by the stage to obtain an image in accordance with a time delay integration method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Akio ISHIKAWA, Ken OZAWA, Kwang-Soo KIM, Sean PARK, Mitsunori NUMATA
  • Publication number: 20190006406
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180103220
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9888193
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9851483
    Abstract: A stereoscopic imaging method where a pixel matrix is divided into groups such that parallax information is received by one pixel group and original information is received by another pixel group. The parallax information may, specifically, be based on polarized information received by subgroups of the one pixel, group and by processing all of the information received multiple images are rendered by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuzo Sato, Eiji Otani, Ken Ozawa, Seiji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9817485
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a display control device, a method, and a program that can improve user's operability of a free-cursor type user interface. An imaging unit outputs an RGB image based on a pixel signal corresponding to a visible light among light input through a lens and an IR image based on a pixel signal corresponding to an infrared light among light input through the lens. An ROI set unit sets a movement area of an infrared light source in the IR image based on the RGB image, and a display control unit controls a cursor movement amount on a display unit according to movement of the infrared light source in the movement area. The present technique can be applied to a television set that monitors a viewing condition of a viewer, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Ozawa, Masanori Iwasaki, Hideaki Mogi
  • Publication number: 20170310911
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that forms an image of a light beam transmitted through an imaging lens on an imaging element includes a laminated material that is provided on the imaging element, the light beam being transmitted through the laminated material, the laminated material being provided at a position at which an end portion of an upper surface of the laminated material allows an outermost light beam out of light beams to be transmitted therethrough, the light beams entering a pixel in an outer end portion of the imaging element in an effective pixel area, the position having a width Hopt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Ken Ozawa, Nobuyuki Matsuzawa, Daisuke Hobara, Nozomi Kimura