Patents by Inventor Koichiro Kishima

Koichiro Kishima 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: 20110006220
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluorescent-image acquisition apparatus including an excitement-light source; an objective lens; an image pickup device; focal-point movement control means; and image-pickup control means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20100321484
    Abstract: A biological sample image acquiring apparatus includes: an objective lens magnifying a region of a biological sample; an imaging device imaging the region magnified by the objective lens; a movement controller moving the focus of the objective lens in the thickness direction of the target region of the biological sample and moving the image of the region, which magnified by the objective lens to be imaged onto an imaging device, in an in-plane direction; and a biological sample image acquiring unit acquiring a biological sample image of the region by exposing the imaging device to light while the movement controller is moving the image of the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20100265381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an imaging device, including: an imaging lens having an aperture stop; an imaging element adapted to obtain image data based on received light; and a microlens array provided in the focal plane of the imaging lens between the imaging lens and imaging element, the microlens array including a plurality of microlenses arranged in such a manner that each microlens is associated with a plurality of imaging pixels of the imaging element, wherein the arrangement of the microlenses of the microlens array is corrected from an equidistant arrangement to a non-linear arrangement according to the height of the image from the imaging lens on the imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Isao Ichimura, Kengo Hayasaka, Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20100177188
    Abstract: A biological sample image acquiring apparatus includes: a sample stage on which a biological sample is placed and which can move in a direction; an objective lens magnifying a region of the biological sample; an imaging device imaging the region magnified by the objective lens; a stage on which the imaging device or the objective lens is placed and which can move in a corresponding direction of the direction; a first moving mechanism moving the sample stage so that a target region of the biological sample is located at an imaging range; a second moving mechanism moving the stage in the corresponding direction at a movement speed obtained by multiplying a movement speed of the sample stage by a magnification of the objective lens; and an imaging controller starting the exposure of the imaging device before the sample stage moved by the first moving means is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7697804
    Abstract: A method for generating a high-frequency signal includes the steps of entering an optical pulse to a wavelength filtering device and generating modulating light having periodic wavelength intervals, and inputting the optical pulse outputted from the wavelength filtering device to a wavelength dispersive device to subject the optical pulse to treatment of different speeds according to the wavelength, and separating the optical pulse into time pulses independent with respect to the wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7671323
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus includes an optical waveguide provided within a semiconductor region and above an insulating layer, and a plurality of photodetectors provided at the optical waveguide. The plurality of photodetectors includes insulated-gate field-effect transistors. The photodetectors capture data at different timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7643049
    Abstract: When manufacturing a recording medium, a material layer 12 formed on a substrate 11 that composes the recording medium is exposed to a laser beam in accordance with a recording pattern. The material layer 12 has a predetermined reflectivity for the laser beam 13 so as to produce return light for the laser beam 13. By detecting this return light, the focusing of the laser beam on the material layer is adjusted. By doing so, a laser beam can be easily and accurately focused on a material layer during a process in which a laser beam is shone, in accordance with a recording pattern, onto a material layer formed on a recording medium or a production plate used when manufacturing a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20090273061
    Abstract: A double-structure silicon on insulator (SOI) substrate with a silicon layer, an insulation film (silicon oxide film), a silicon layer, and an insulation film in this order from the side of the surface. The upper-layer insulation film is formed so as to have a uniform distribution of depth while the lower-layer insulation film is formed so as to have a non-uniform distribution of depth so that a thick portion may be formed in the silicon layer along a predetermined path. The refractive index of Si is 3.5 and the refractive index of SiO2 is 1.5. The thick portion of the silicon layer provides a core and the insulation films corresponding to this thick portion provide clads, thereby forming an optical waveguide along the predetermined path. The silicon layer at the side of the surface has a uniform thickness, thereby enabling characteristics of MOS devices fabricated on various portions of the silicon layer to be met with each other easily and facilitating a design of the electrical device as a whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7592682
    Abstract: A semiconductor device having a substrate that contains an insulating layer and a semiconductor layer provided on the insulating layer. The semiconductor also has an optical waveguide that is formed along a predetermined path. This optical waveguide is formed by making the semiconductor layer non-uniformed in thickness thereof. The semiconductor further has a photoreceptor having MISFET containing a floating channel body that is formed on a position of the semiconductor layer in which electric field of light guided inside the optical waveguide exists and a gate for forming channel formed on a front surface side of the channel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20090185808
    Abstract: An optical communication device contains a semiconductor chip that performs wireless communication and a wireless-signal-and-optical-signal conversion chip substrate that mounts the semiconductor chip. The semiconductor chip includes a first wireless communication circuit element and a first antenna element. The first wireless communication circuit element is connected to the first antenna element. The wireless-signal-and-optical-signal conversion chip substrate includes a second wireless communication circuit element, a second antenna element and an optical communication element. The second wireless communication circuit element is connected to the second antenna element. The optical communication element is connected to the second wireless communication circuit element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro KISHIMA
  • Patent number: 7526170
    Abstract: An optical waveguide device is disclosed which includes a semiconductor region, an optical waveguide provided between a first light confinement layer and a second light confinement layer formed in the semiconductor region, and at least one insulating film region formed in the semiconductor region and above at least one of an outside and an inside with respect to a curvature radius direction of the bent portion of the optical waveguide, wherein; the insulating film region is also used as an isolation region of a MOS device to be formed in the semiconductor region in which the insulating film region is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20090036783
    Abstract: A biometric image pickup apparatus includes: a light source section selectively switching between light of a first wavelength region with a high transmittance through a living organism and light of a second wavelength region with a lower transmittance through the living organism than light of the first wavelength region to apply the light of the first wavelength region and the light of the second wavelength region to the living organism; an image pickup lens section condensing light from the living organism; an image pickup device obtaining first image pickup data of the living organism on the basis of the light of the first wavelength region in light condensed by the image pickup lens, and obtaining second image pickup data on the basis of the light of the second wavelength region in the light condensed by the image pickup lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20090028396
    Abstract: A biometrics authentication system includes: a detection section; a light source section including a plurality of unit light sources capable of illuminating independently of one another; an image pickup device being arranged on the same side as a side where the light source section is arranged with respect to the detection section; a driving section driving the light source section so that the unit light sources periodically illuminate by time division, and driving the image pickup device so that while an image pickup operation by a first image pickup cell group positioned near each of illuminating unit light sources is suspended, an image pickup operation by a second image pickup cell group positioned farther from each of illuminating unit light sources than the first image pickup cell group is performed; an image processing section; and an authentication section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20090022447
    Abstract: A method for generating a high-frequency signal includes the steps of entering an optical pulse to a wavelength filtering device and generating modulating light having periodic wavelength intervals, and inputting the optical pulse outputted from the wavelength filtering device to a wavelength dispersive device to subject the optical pulse to treatment of different speeds according to the wavelength, and separating the optical pulse into time pulses independent with respect to the wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7420908
    Abstract: An optical recording medium including two or more recording layers which are capable of transmitting at a high transmittance recording light or reproducing light for performing recording/reproducing of a first recording layer (3) without having to make the thickness of a second recording film (5) positioned towards the side from which the recording light or the reproducing light enters. An optical recording medium including two or more recording layers, and which includes the first recording layer (3), the second recording layer (5) positioned further towards, with an intermediate layer (4) in between, the side from which the recording light or the reproducing light enters than is the first recording layer (3), and includes, between the above-mentioned intermediate layer (4) and the above-mentioned second recording layer (5), a dielectric layer (7) for increasing the transmittance for light passing through the above-mentioned second recording layer as the incident angle of the light becomes greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Kimihiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7382980
    Abstract: An optical switching system is disclosed which can achieve high-speed optical switching with a simple configuration. Light from a light irradiation section is irradiated into an optical transmission line made of a material having a non-linear optical effect and disposed on the upstream side with respect to an optical switch provided for performing switching of a transmission line to cause the non-linear optical effect to occur. Thereupon, light is emitted externally from the optical transmission line by the non-linear optical effect between the light irradiated by the light irradiation section and light propagating in the optical transmission line. The light emitted is received by a light reception section to acquire intensity information of the light propagating in the optical transmission line. The intensity information is used as a driving signal for driving the optical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 7368359
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate (100) is acquired by forming a mask with a target thickness on a major surface of a single-crystal silicon substrate, implanting oxygen ions to the major surface at a high temperature, forming a surface protection layer for blocking oxygen on the major surface, performing annealing, and then stripping off the mask and the surface protection layer. A silicon dioxide layer (102) has a first tip surface (102a) corresponding to an area where the mask has not existed and having a relatively long distance from the major surface (100a), and a second top surface (102b) corresponding to an area where the mask has existed and having a relatively short distance from the major surface (100a). As this major surface (100a) is polished by a predetermined quantity, a semiconductor substrate is provided in which only a part of a single-crystal silicon substrate is a SOI substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Koichiro Kishima, Prakash Koonath
  • Publication number: 20080085075
    Abstract: Since a ridge-type optical waveguide generally has not strong light confinement, when it is compared with a strip-type optical waveguide, an optical waveguide loss is increased when the optical waveguide is bent. Accordingly, it is desirable to decrease an optical waveguide loss at a bent potion of the waveguide. An optical waveguide is provided which includes a semiconductor region, an optical waveguide provided between a first light confinement layer and a second light confinement layer formed in the semiconductor region, and at least one insulating film region formed in the semiconductor region and above at least one of an outside and an inside with respect to a curvature radius direction of the bent portion of the optical waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20080073489
    Abstract: A semiconductor apparatus includes an optical waveguide provided within a semiconductor region and above an insulating layer, and a plurality of photodetectors provided at the optical waveguide. The plurality of photodetectors includes insulated-gate field-effect transistors. The photodetectors capture data at different timings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Publication number: 20070114630
    Abstract: A semiconductor device having a substrate that contains an insulating layer and a semiconductor layer provided on the insulating layer. The semiconductor also has an optical waveguide that is formed along a predetermined path. This optical waveguide is formed by making the semiconductor layer non-uniformed in thickness thereof. The semiconductor further has a photoreceptor having MISFET containing a floating channel body that is formed on a position of the semiconductor layer in which electric field of light guided inside the optical waveguide exists and a gate for forming channel formed on a front surface side of the channel body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima