Patents by Inventor Kengo Kondo

Kengo Kondo 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: 20200146146
    Abstract: A wiring board includes: an insulator layer composed mainly of ceramic; a conductor extending through the insulator layer in a thickness direction thereof; and an electrode pad disposed on a first surface of the insulator layer and connected electrically with the conductor, wherein: the electrode pad includes through holes extending through the electrode pad in a thickness direction thereof; and each of the through holes is positioned to avoid overlapping with the conductor in the thickness direction of the insulator layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Takakuni NASU, Kengo TANIMORI, Yousuke KONDO, Masahiro KAMEGAI, Kouta KIMATA, Junya MATSURA, Fumio SHIRAKI, Guangzhu JIN
  • Patent number: 10607874
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and a heater plate. The ceramic dielectric substrate has a surface where a processing object is placed. The base plate supports the ceramic dielectric substrate. The heater plate is provided between the ceramic dielectric substrate and the base plate. The heater plate includes a first support plate including a metal, a second support plate including a metal, a heater element, a first resin layer, and a second resin layer. The heater element is provided between the first support plate and the second support plate. The heater element emits heat due to a current flowing. The first resin layer is provided between the first support plate and the heater element. The second resin layer is provided between the second support plate and the heater element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Kengo Maehata, Shumpei Kondo, Hitoshi Sasaki, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Yuichi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10561400
    Abstract: To provide an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and an ultrasonic diagnostic method capable of conducting ultrasonic diagnosis using acoustic radiation pressure, without causing an increase in the temperature of an ultrasound-exposed portion. A push pulse transmitter outputs a coded pressurization pulse signal. A track pulse transmitter outputs a measurement pulse signal for measurement. An ultrasound probe outputs an ultrasonic wave for generating a shear wave in a target object on the basis of the pressurization pulse signal, and an ultrasonic wave for measurement on the basis of the measurement pulse signal. An echo receiver receives an echo of the ultrasonic wave for measurement, and outputs an electric signal. An elastic modulus estimator decodes the electric signal output by the echo receiver, and estimates an elastic modulus of the target object on the basis of the decoded signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kengo Kondo, Makoto Yamakawa, Tsuyoshi Shiina
  • Patent number: 10398788
    Abstract: To provide a polymer having a high ratio of the amount thereof present in a tumor to the amount thereof present in blood (hereinafter, sometimes abbreviated as a tumor/blood ratio). The polymer has phosphorylcholine (derivative) as a side chain and has a dye (near-infrared dye) having absorption in the near-infrared wavelength region bound to the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruyuki Kondo, Yasuhiro Aoyama, Hisatsugu Yamada, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Shinsuke Sando, Yu Kimura, Natsuki Matsumoto, Fumio Yamauchi, Tetsuya Yano, Masato Minami, Atsushi Takahashi, Kengo Kanazaki, Satoshi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20190148206
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an electrostatic chuck includes: a ceramic dielectric substrate having a first major surface, and a second major surface on a side opposite to the first major surface; a base plate supporting the ceramic dielectric substrate and being provided at a position separated from the ceramic dielectric substrate; and a heater plate provided between the ceramic dielectric substrate and the base plate, the heater plate including a first support plate including a metal, a heater element emitting heat due to a current flowing, and a first resin layer provided between the first support plate and the heater element, the heater element having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface opposing the first resin layer, the second surface facing a side opposite to the first surface, a width of the first surface being different from a width of the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kosuke YAMAGUCHI, Hitoshi SASAKI, Kengo MAEHATA, Shumpei KONDO, Yuichi YOSHII
  • Publication number: 20190148204
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, an electrostatic chuck comprises: a ceramic dielectric substrate; a base plate; and a heater plate. The heater plate includes a first and a second support plates including a metal, a heater element provided between the first and the second support plates, a first resin layer provided between the first support plate and the heater element, and a second resin layer provided between the second support plate and the heater element. A surface of the first support plate on the second support plate side includes a first region and a second region, the first region overlapping the heater element when viewed along the stacking direction, the second region not overlapping the heater element when viewed along the stacking direction. In a cross section parallel to the stacking direction, the second region protrudes toward the second support plate side compared to the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kosuke YAMAGUCHI, Hitoshi SASAKI, Kengo MAEHATA, Shumpei KONDO, Yuichi YOSHII
  • Patent number: 10291149
    Abstract: A power converter is provided with semiconductor devices, a capacitor, a positive bus bar, and a negative bus bar. The negative bus bar includes a negative side body and a plurality of negative side branches. The negative side branches include an interposed negative side branch interposed between two positive side branches connected to the upper arm semiconductor devices that belong to the same semiconductor device group as the lower arm semiconductor devices connected to the negative side branches, and include an end negative side branch that is not interposed between two positive side branches. The self-inductance of the end negative side branch is smaller than the self-inductance of the interposed negative side branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Mochiki, Yuu Yamahira, Tomohisa Sano, Yohei Kondo
  • Patent number: 9482646
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus that transmits an elastic wave to an object and receives a reflected wave, this apparatus including: a transmitting and receiving unit having elements for converting an elastic wave to an electric signal, and being arranged at least in one direction; an element controlling unit that inputs an electric signal to the element and causes the element to transmit an elastic wave; and a detecting unit that detects a reflected wave to be received by the element, wherein the electric signal to be inputted to the element is an encoded pulse signal encoded among the elements, and the detecting unit decodes the reflected wave and executes at different time points aperture synthesis processing of synthesizing the decoded reflected wave with respect to the intersections of two axes at different time points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagae, Kengo Kondo, Makoto Yamakawa, Tsuyoshi Shiina
  • Publication number: 20160150972
    Abstract: A subject information acquiring apparatus includes a light source configured to radiate optical pulses coded by a predetermined number of pulse streams to a subject, a probe having a converting element configured to receive photoacoustic waves occurring from the subject, and configured to convert the received photoacoustic waves to electrical signals, and an information acquiring unit configured to decode a predetermined number of signals of the electrical signals output from the converting element and acquire characteristic information on the subject based on the decoded electrical signals, wherein the relative positions of the converting element included in the probe and the subject are changed before the radiation of the predetermined number of optical pulse streams completes, and the electrical signals to be decoded are partially redundant before and after the change of the relative positions of the converting element and the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Masataka Azuma, Tsuyoshi Shiina, Takeshi Namita, Makoto Yamakawa, Kengo Kondo, Kenichi Nagae
  • Publication number: 20160051231
    Abstract: To provide an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and an ultrasonic diagnostic method capable of conducting ultrasonic diagnosis using acoustic radiation pressure, without causing an increase in the temperature of an ultrasound-exposed portion. A push pulse transmitter outputs a coded pressurization pulse signal. A track pulse transmitter outputs a measurement pulse signal for measurement. An ultrasound probe outputs an ultrasonic wave for generating a shear wave in a target object on the basis of the pressurization pulse signal, and an ultrasonic wave for measurement on the basis of the measurement pulse signal. An echo receiver receives an echo of the ultrasonic wave for measurement, and outputs an electric signal. An elastic modulus estimator decodes the electric signal output by the echo receiver, and estimates an elastic modulus of the target object on the basis of the decoded signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Kengo Kondo, Makoto Yamakawa, Tsuyoshi Shiina
  • Publication number: 20140245836
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus that transmits an elastic wave to an object and receives a reflected wave, this apparatus including: a transmitting and receiving unit having elements for converting an elastic wave to an electric signal, and being arranged at least in one direction; an element controlling unit that inputs an electric signal to the element and causes the element to transmit an elastic wave; and a detecting unit that detects a reflected wave to be received by the element, wherein the electric signal to be inputted to the element is an encoded pulse signal encoded among the elements, and the detecting unit decodes the reflected wave and executes at different time points aperture synthesis processing of synthesizing the decoded reflected wave with respect to the intersections of two axes at different time points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagae, Kengo Kondo, Makoto Yamakawa, Tsuyoshi Shiina