Patents by Inventor Kenichi Kobayashi

Kenichi Kobayashi 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: 11373894
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus which can remove foreign matters attached to the entire upper surface of a substrate such as a wafer is disclosed. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a substrate holding apparatus; and a processing head configured to scrub an upper surface of a substrate. The substrate holding apparatus includes: a substrate holder configured to hold the substrate; and a substrate rotating mechanism configured to rotate the substrate held by the substrate holder. The substrate holder is disposed below the upper surface of the substrate so as not to project above the upper surface of the substrate in a state where the substrate is held by the substrate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Tetsuji Togawa
  • Patent number: 11370080
    Abstract: To reduce a risk generated at a time of collision of a substrate with a retainer. According to one embodiment, a head for holding a polygonal substrate as a polishing object of a polishing apparatus is provided. The head includes a substrate holding surface configured to hold a substrate and a retainer positioned outside the substrate holding surface. The retainer has an end region. The end region is arranged adjacent to a corner portion of the substrate held onto the head. The end region has an end surface on a side of the substrate holding surface. The end surface is configured to increase in distance from the substrate holding surface with approaching an end portion in a longitudinal direction of the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Makoto Kashiwagi
  • Publication number: 20220194080
    Abstract: In a case of executing first printing that printing is performed by using a first group, which includes nozzles of a nozzle array whose distances to a detection unit are less than a first predetermined value, and thereafter executing second printing that printing is performed by using a second group, which includes nozzles of the nozzle array whose distances to the detection unit are equal to or less than the first predetermined value and are equal to or more than a second predetermined value, a first driving pulse for the first printing is determined by using a first temperature, which is detected by the detection unit when the first printing is performed. A second driving pulse for the second printing is determined by use of a second temperature, which is derived based on the first temperature and corresponds to a temperature of the nozzles of the second group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Daisuke Kobayashi, Kenichi Oonuki
  • Publication number: 20220191587
    Abstract: A receiver (20) includes a processing unit (22) that processes a received signal including a plurality of frames, a section identification unit (25) that identifies a first section being a bootstrap in each of the frames based on the received signal, and a control unit (26) that operates the processing unit (22) in the first section of the frame and does not operate the processing unit (22) in a second section of the frame different from the first section during a standby state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: KENICHI KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220181621
    Abstract: A method of producing a positive-electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided. The method includes obtaining a precipitate containing nickel and manganese from a solution containing nickel and manganese, heat-treating the resulting precipitate at a temperature of from 850° C. to less than 1100° C. to obtain a first heat-treated product, mixing the first heat-treated product and a lithium compound, and heat-treating the resulting lithium-containing mixture at a temperature of from 550° C. to 1000° C. to obtain a second heat-treated product. The second heat-treated product contains a group of lithium transition metal composite oxide particles having an average particle diameter DSEM of from 0.5 ?m to less than 3 ?m and D50/DSEM of 1 to 2.5. The lithium transition metal composite oxide particles have a spinel structure based on nickel and manganese.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomooki KAWASAKI, Kenichi KOBAYASHI, Takahiro KITAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20220157173
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires first information about movement of a shopping cart present inside a commercial facility. The information processing apparatus determines, based on the first information, whether there is an indication that a user who is using the shopping cart inside the commercial facility is leaving the commercial facility. Then, the information processing apparatus dispatches a vehicle to a specific location in a case of determining that there is the indication that the user is leaving the commercial facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaharu UENO, Kenichi YAMADA, Ryosuke KOBAYASHI, Shintaro MATSUTANI
  • Publication number: 20220155705
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect an amount of developer stored in a developing container and to output remaining amount information; and a control unit configured to perform control, during a replenishment of the developer to the developing container using a replenishment container, to cause a display unit to display a message related to the replenishment. When the replenishment is instructed, the control unit is further configured to perform a first control during the replenishment in a case where the remaining amount information indicates a first remaining amount, and configured to perform a second control different from the first control during the replenishment in a case where the remaining amount information indicates a second remaining amount greater than the first remaining amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Kenichi Iida, Masahiro Hayakawa, Masaaki Sato, Haruyuki Hotta
  • Patent number: 11331769
    Abstract: A polishing apparatus and a polishing method capable of detecting whether a polishing tool has been brought into contact with a substrate, such as a wafer, and further capable of detecting a position of the polishing tool are disclosed. The polishing apparatus includes a substrate holder configured to hold a substrate, a pressing member configured to press a polishing tool against a surface of the substrate, an actuator configured to apply a pressing force to the pressing member, a motor-drive moving device configured to move the pressing member along the surface of the substrate, and a monitoring device configured to emit an alarm if a motor current supplied to the motor-drive moving device is smaller than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kamimura, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11334813
    Abstract: A processor obtains a first measurement value representing prediction performance of a model that has been learned by using a first parameter value and training data of first size. The processor calculates a first expected value and a first variance degree of prediction performance of a model that would be learned by using the first parameter value and training data of second size. The processor also obtains a second measurement value representing prediction performance of a model that has been learned by using a second parameter value and training data of the first size. The processor calculates a second expected value and a second variance degree of prediction performance of a model that would be learned by using the second parameter value and training data of the second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Ura, Kenichi Kobayashi, Haruyasu Ueda
  • Publication number: 20220146654
    Abstract: A position detection system includes a measurement unit that obtains a measurement value related to transmission and reception of radio waves from when the radio waves are transmitted from one of first and second communication devices to the other one of the first and second communication devices to when the one of the first and second communication devices receives a response to the radio waves to detect a positional relationship of the first and second communication devices. The measurement unit obtains the measurement value related to the transmission and reception of radio waves during each of first communication in which the first communication device transmits radio waves to the second communication device and receives a response to the radio waves and second communication in which the second communication device transmits radio waves to the first communication device and receives a response to the radio waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kenichi KOGA, Satoshi MORI, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20220150864
    Abstract: A position detection system includes a measurement unit that obtains a measurement value related to transmission and reception of radio waves from when the radio waves are transmitted from one of first and second communication devices to the other one of the first and second communication devices to when the one of the first and second communication devices receives a response to the radio waves to detect a positional relationship of the first and second communication devices. The measurement unit obtains multiple measurement values by performing communication to obtain the measurement value a multiple number of times in which a parameter of the communication is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Kenichi KOGA, Tetsuya KOBAYASHI, Takahiro SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11305399
    Abstract: Provided is a jig for assisting the dismounting and mounting of a top ring. One embodiment provides a jig for mounting/dismounting at least a part of the top ring for holding a substrate. The jig comprises a movable plate for supporting at least a part of the top ring, which is in a dismounted state, a plurality of posts for positioning the jig at a predetermined position relative to the top ring, the plurality of posts being configured to be engaged with the top ring, and a drive mechanism for moving the movable plate in a direction toward and away from the top ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Asagi Matsugu, Makoto Kashiwagi, Manao Hoshina
  • Publication number: 20220112095
    Abstract: A method of producing a positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the method includes preparing nickel-containing composite oxide particles having a ratio 1D90/1D10 of a 90% particle size 1D90 to a 10% particle size 1D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution of 3 or less; obtaining a raw material mixture containing the composite oxide particles and a lithium compound and having a ratio of a total number of moles of lithium to a total number of moles of metal elements contained in the composite oxide in a range of 1 to 1.3; subjecting the raw material mixture to a heat treatment to obtain a heat-treated material; subjecting the heat-treated material to a dry-dispersion treatment to obtain a first dispersion; and bringing the first dispersion into contact with a liquid medium to obtain a second dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Nichia Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11296317
    Abstract: A method of producing a positive-electrode active material for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided. The method includes obtaining a precipitate containing nickel and manganese from a solution containing nickel and manganese, heat-treating the resulting precipitate at a temperature of from 850° C. to less than 1100° C. to obtain a first heat-treated product, mixing the first heat-treated product and a lithium compound, and heat-treating the resulting lithium-containing mixture at a temperature of from 550° C. to 1000° C. to obtain a second heat-treated product. The second heat-treated product contains a group of lithium transition metal composite oxide particles having an average particle diameter DSEM of from 0.5 ?m to less than 3 ?m and D50/DSEM of 1 to 2.5. The lithium transition metal composite oxide particles have a spinel structure based on nickel and manganese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomooki Kawasaki, Kenichi Kobayashi, Takahiro Kitagawa
  • Publication number: 20220102716
    Abstract: A method of producing a positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the method includes preparing nickel-containing composite oxide particles having a ratio 1D90/1D10 of a 90% particle size 1D90 to a 10% particle size 1D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution is 3 or less; mixing the composite oxide particles and a lithium compound to obtain a first mixture; subjecting the first mixture to a first heat treatment at a first temperature and a second heat treatment at a second temperature higher than the first temperature to obtain a first heat-treated product; and subjecting the first heat-treated material to a dispersion treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi KOBAYASHI, Yukiko SANO
  • Publication number: 20220091502
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus executes imprint processing of curing imprint material in a state in which the imprint material supplied onto a substrate and a mold are in contact with each other. The imprint apparatus includes a modulator configured to modulate incident light, a first optical system configured to guide first light from a first light source to the modulator, and second light from a second light source that has a wavelength different from that of the first light to the modulator, and a second optical system configured to guide modulated light modulated by the modulator to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Tatsuya Arakawa
  • Publication number: 20220078508
    Abstract: In a receiver that receives signals of the ATSC 3.0 standard, a terrestrial digital broadcasting signal is extracted from the received signals. A reception unit performs reception processing of sequentially receiving a predetermined number of reception target frames, each of which is a transmission unit of the terrestrial digital broadcasting signal. A reception interval acquisition unit obtains, as a reception interval, an interval between respective reception start timings of the predetermined number of reception target frames. A frame length acquisition unit acquires a frame length of each of the reception target frames on the basis of the reception target frames. A reception control unit stops the reception processing for a period of a length of a difference between the reception interval and the frame length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: SATOSHI OKADA, KENICHI KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11267252
    Abstract: Provided is an ejection apparatus including: an ejection head having an ejection opening for ejecting an ejection material in a liquid state; a storage container storing therein the ejection material and communicating with the ejection head; and a pressure control unit that maintains the pressure inside the storage container at a negative pressure. The pressure control unit generates a first pressure in the storage container in a normal operation, the first pressure being capable of forming a meniscus of the ejection material in the ejection opening. The pressure control unit drops the pressure inside the storage container to at least the first pressure in a case where the pressure inside the storage container reaches a predetermined pressure above the first pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Kuri, Noriyasu Hasegawa, Hisashi Namba, Ken Katsuta, Keita Sakai, Nobuto Kawahara, Kenichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20220066418
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing system includes: a local operation terminal that displays an apparatus screen of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus; at least one remote operation terminals that are connected to the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus via a network, and display the apparatus screen; and a controller that controls the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus based on an operation received from a user by the local operation terminal and the remote operation terminal that display the apparatus screen. The control device includes: a login state managing unit; an apparatus screen display state managing unit; and a screen data creating unit that creates screen data of the apparatus screen based on the simultaneous login state and the apparatus screen display state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi KOBAYASHI, Takehiro KINOSHITA, Takashi OE, Noriaki KANAYA
  • Patent number: 11239464
    Abstract: A method of producing a positive electrode active material for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the method includes preparing nickel-containing composite oxide particles having a ratio 1D90/1D10 of a 90% particle size 1D90 to a 10% particle size 1D10 in volume-based cumulative particle size distribution of 3 or less; obtaining a raw material mixture containing the composite oxide particles and a lithium compound and having a ratio of a total number of moles of lithium to a total number of moles of metal elements contained in the composite oxide in a range of 1 to 1.3; subjecting the raw material mixture to a heat treatment to obtain a heat-treated material; subjecting the heat-treated material to a dry-dispersion treatment to obtain a first dispersion; and bringing the first dispersion into contact with a liquid medium to obtain a second dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi Kobayashi