Patents by Inventor Kiyoshi Suzuki

Kiyoshi Suzuki 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: 20220307938
    Abstract: A leak check method includes: performing a first inspection of measuring a pressure in an internal space formed by a seal of the substrate holder, while evacuating the internal space, and detecting that the pressure reaches a first pressure threshold value within a predetermined first inspection time; performing a second inspection of closing the internal space that has been evacuated, measuring the pressure in the closed internal space, and detecting that the pressure in the closed internal space does not exceed a second pressure threshold value within a predetermined second inspection time; and performing a third inspection of measuring a pressure difference between the pressure in the closed internal space and a vacuum pressure in a master container, and detecting that an amount of increase in the pressure difference within a predetermined third inspection time is kept equal to or below a pressure difference threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Publication number: 20220282151
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes a sintered body of a phosphor. An average diameter of pores in an arbitrary cross section falls within a range of not less than 0.28 ?m and not more than 0.98 ?m. A ratio of an area of pores to a whole area in an arbitrary cross section falls within a range of not less than 0.04% and not more than 2.7%. An average diameter of grains of the phosphor in an arbitrary cross section falls within a range of not less than 1 ?m and not more than 3 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: TAMURA CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Yusuke ARAI, Hiroyuki SAWANO, Daisuke INOMATA, Yoshihiro YAMASHITA, Rikiya SUZUKI, Kiyoshi SHIMAMURA, Encarnacion Antonia GARCIA VILLORA
  • Patent number: 11385125
    Abstract: A leak check method includes: performing a first inspection of measuring a pressure in an internal space formed by a seal of the substrate holder, while evacuating the internal space, and detecting that the pressure reaches a first pressure threshold value within a predetermined first inspection time; performing a second inspection of closing the internal space that has been evacuated, measuring the pressure in the closed internal space, and detecting that the pressure in the closed internal space does not exceed a second pressure threshold value within a predetermined second inspection time; and performing a third inspection of measuring a pressure difference between the pressure in the closed internal space and a vacuum pressure in a master container, and detecting that an amount of increase in the pressure difference within a predetermined third inspection time is kept equal to or below a pressure difference threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Publication number: 20220206145
    Abstract: A first optical path length from an emission surface of a first optical system to a reflection surface of a target object is calculated on the basis of first reflected light received by the first optical system and reference light generated by a splitter. A second optical path length from an emission surface of the second optical system to a reflection surface of a reflector is calculated on the basis of second reflected light reflected by the reflector and received by the second optical system and the reference light generated by the splitter A refractive index of a space is calculated on the basis of the second optical path length, and a distance from the emission surface of the first optical system to the reflection surface of the target object is calculated on the basis of the refractive index and the first optical path length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori YAMAUCHI, Hiroki GOTO, Kiyoshi ONOHARA, Naoki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20220194502
    Abstract: A vehicle inspection method in a production line of a vehicle includes: performing a part inspection in steps of manufacturing parts of the vehicle, the part inspection in which each of the parts after being manufactured is inspected with an inspection device and which includes one or more inspection items; storing a result of the part inspection in a storage device such that the result is associated with the part; and displaying the result of the part inspection, on a display device used in a completed vehicle inspection for inspecting a completed vehicle serving as the vehicle that is completed, information indicating at least the part of the parts corresponding to a failed item serving as the inspection item which is determined not to be passed in the result of the part inspection stored in the storage device and information indicating the failed item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro TAKAHASHI, Hiromitsu KAMATA, Satoru KOSHI, Kazuki INOUE, Tetsuya TAMOTO, Tooru NISHIMURA, Kiyoshi SUZUKI, Shinya IMAI, Seiya SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20220161562
    Abstract: A liquid discharge device includes a liquid discharge head including nozzles configured to discharge a liquid, a carriage mounting the liquid discharge head and movable, a wiper configured to wipe a nozzle surface of the liquid discharge head, and a wiper mover configured to hold and move the wiper between a facing position at which the wiper faces the nozzle surface and a standby position at which the wiper does not face the nozzle surface. The carriage movably holds the liquid discharge head and the wiper mover as a single unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Shuusei MURAI, Kiyoshi SUZUKI, Tomomi KATOH
  • Patent number: 11230789
    Abstract: A method capable of removing a liquid from a seal of a substrate holder so as to prevent contact between the liquid and an electrical contact of the substrate holder is provided. The method includes: immersing the substrate in a plating solution, with a seal and an electrical contact of the substrate holder in contact with the substrate; applying a voltage between the substrate and an anode in the presence of the plating solution to plate the substrate; pulling up the plated substrate from the plating solution; separating the seal from the plated substrate; and forming a flow of gas passing through a gap between the plated substrate and the seal, the flow of gas being directed from an inside to an outside of the substrate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Seki, Hideki Takayanagi, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Satake, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Publication number: 20210260630
    Abstract: There is provided a cleaning method and a cleaning apparatus capable of removing dirt on electrical contacts, the dirt being unable to be removed with deionized water, without adversely affecting a plating solution and a substrate holder which is a member for holding a substrate. A cleaning method according to the present disclosure is a cleaning method for a substrate holder having electrical contacts for supplying electric power to a substrate by contacting the substrate to plate the substrate, the method including a cleaning step of cleaning the electrical contacts attached to the substrate holder with a citric acid aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11081377
    Abstract: A substrate processing system comprising: a first chamber comprising loading tables, on which a plurality of substrates are to be loaded; a second chamber comprising loading tables, on which a plurality of substrates are to be loaded; a first transfer device comprising a plurality of blades configured to hold a plurality of substrates in a lengthwise direction thereof, and configured to transfer a plurality of substrates loaded on the loading tables of the first chamber to the loading tables of the second chamber with the substrates held at the same height; a substrate sensor provided on paths, along which the blades enter the second chamber, and configured to detect a substrate held by the blades; and a controller configured to control the first transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryota Goto, Kiyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10827766
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high-moisture-content gummi candy as a novel fruity confection, including a gummi candy body having a moisture value of not lower than 20% by weight, a pH of not higher than 4.0, and a water activity value of not higher than 0.86 and a collagen casing coating and encapsulating the gummi candy body. Even with a high moisture content, namely, even with a moisture value of the gummi candy body as high as not lower than 20% by weight, the high-moisture-content gummi candy is remarkably reduced in syneresis, surface melting, stickiness, and the like, has an excellent shape retention ability, has a fresh flavor and an elastic texture, and is suitable for distribution at normal temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: UHA MIKAKUTO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitaka Yamabe, Koichi Masumoto, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Kenji Osada, Yasumasa Yamada, Ichiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200209099
    Abstract: A leak check method includes: performing a first inspection of measuring a pressure in an internal space formed by a seal of the substrate holder, while evacuating the internal space, and detecting that the pressure reaches a first pressure threshold value within a predetermined first inspection time; performing a second inspection of closing the internal space that has been evacuated, measuring the pressure in the closed internal space, and detecting that the pressure in the closed internal space does not exceed a second pressure threshold value within a predetermined second inspection time; and performing a third inspection of measuring a pressure difference between the pressure in the closed internal space and a vacuum pressure in a master container, and detecting that an amount of increase in the pressure difference within a predetermined third inspection time is kept equal to or below a pressure difference threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Publication number: 20200196625
    Abstract: A confectionery having a grape-like mouthfeel, includes: a solidified gel composition; and a collagen casing coating the solidified gel composition, in which the solidified gel composition has a dynamic viscoelastic pattern similar to that of a flesh of a raw grape. Thus, the confectionery has a grape-like mouthfeel, i.e., a disintegration mouthfeel similar to that of a raw grape with skin. Examples of the dynamic viscoelastic pattern include a dynamic viscoelastic pattern in which a loss tangent value at an angular frequency of 63.1 rad/S decreases by 34 to 83% relative to a loss tangent value at an angular frequency of 3.98 rad/S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: UHA Mikakuto Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumitaka YAMABE, Koichi MASUMOTO, Kiyoshi SUZUKI, Yasuyuki TAKISHIMA, Kenji OSADA, Yasumasa YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20200199769
    Abstract: A method capable of removing a liquid from a seal of a substrate holder so as to prevent contact between the liquid and an electrical contact of the substrate holder is provided. The method includes: immersing the substrate in a plating solution, with a seal and an electrical contact of the substrate holder in contact with the substrate; applying a voltage between the substrate and an anode in the presence of the plating solution to plate the substrate; pulling up the plated substrate from the plating solution; separating the seal from the plated substrate; and forming a flow of gas passing through a gap between the plated substrate and the seal, the flow of gas being directed from an inside to an outside of the substrate holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Masaya Seki, Hideki Takayanagi, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Satake, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Publication number: 20200118851
    Abstract: A substrate processing system comprising: a first chamber comprising loading tables, on which a plurality of substrates are to be loaded; a second chamber comprising loading tables, on which a plurality of substrates are to be loaded; a first transfer device comprising a plurality of blades configured to hold a plurality of substrates in a lengthwise direction thereof, and configured to transfer a plurality of substrates loaded on the loading tables of the first chamber to the loading tables of the second chamber with the substrates held at the same height; a substrate sensor provided on paths, along which the blades enter the second chamber, and configured to detect a substrate held by the blades; and a controller configured to control the first transfer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota GOTO, Kiyoshi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10577713
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate holder where an effect of a pressure of a plating solution can be suppressed. A substrate holder includes first and second holding members for sandwiching a substrate. The first holding member includes: a support base; a movable base for supporting the substrate; and a biasing mechanism disposed between the support base and the movable base, and biasing the movable base in a direction along which the movable base is separated from the support base. The second holding member includes a protruding portion brought into contact with the substrate so as to seal the substrate. A biasing force of the biasing mechanism which is applied to a region or a position of the movable base differs from a biasing force of the biasing mechanism which is applied to another region or at another position of the movable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matsutaro Miyamoto, Jumpei Fujikata, Kiyoshi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200057533
    Abstract: The present invention enables making a response that (i) increases a user's motivation to cheer for an event and (ii) motivates the user to visit an event site to cheer. A totalizing system (100) includes a server (3) and a terminal system (10). In a specific mode, the terminal system (i) detects a user's behavior including motion and utterance, (ii) transmits a cheering point calculated with reference to the behavior which has been detected, and (iii) displays a result of totalization obtained. The server makes a totalization of a cheering point obtained and transmits a result of the totalization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TORU UEDA, KIYOSHI SUZUKI, MINORU WADAYAMA, KIYOFUMI OHTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20190390359
    Abstract: To reduce an amount of plating solution attached to a substrate holder. There is provided the substrate holder for holding a substrate comprising a first holding member, a second holding member, a sealing member, a pin, a ring, and a moving mechanism. The sealing member forms a sealed space inside the substrate holder. The pin is fixed to one of the first holding member and the second holding member. The ring is disposed on another of the first holding member and the second holding member. The ring engages with the pin. The moving mechanism circumferentially moves the ring. The pin and the ring are engaged with one another to fix the first holding member and the second holding member to one another. The pin and the ring are disposed inside the sealed space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masaya Seki, Hideki Takayanagi, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Satake, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Patent number: D845907
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: D884650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Fujikata
  • Patent number: D892747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Fujikata