Patents by Inventor Kunihiko Suzuki

Kunihiko 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: 20240167194
    Abstract: A reflector unit includes a cylindrical first reflector component having a first engagement portion on an outer circumference side to be supported by a film formation chamber and having a first mounting portion on an inner circumference side, and a cylindrical second reflector component arranged on an inner side of the first reflector component and having a second engagement portion on an outer circumference side to engage with the first reflector component on the first mounting portion to be supported by the first reflector component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Takuto UMETSU, Masayoshi YAJIMA, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240164124
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency, or a light-emitting element with a long lifetime. The light-emitting element includes, between a pair of electrodes, a light-emitting layer including a guest material and a host material, in which an emission spectrum of the host material overlaps with an absorption spectrum of the guest material, and phosphorescence is emitted by conversion of an excitation energy of the host material into an excitation energy of the guest material. By using the overlap between the emission spectrum of the host material and the absorption spectrum of the guest material, the energy smoothly transfers from the host material to the guest material, so that the energy transfer efficiency of the light-emitting element is high. Accordingly, a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoko SHITAGAKI, Satoshi SEO, Nobuharu OHSAWA, Hideko INOUE, Masahiro TAKAHASHI, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11977463
    Abstract: According to a certain embodiment, the semiconductor device includes: an integrated circuit unit; a command control unit configured to execute command control for the integrated circuit unit on the basis of a command, an address, and/or data, each supplied from an outside; an internal state control unit configured to detect an operating state inside the integrated circuit unit, and to provide an internal state signal indicating a first state or a second state in accordance with the detected operating state; and an instruction rejection control unit configured to instruct the internal state control unit to compulsorily turn the internal state signal to the first state if an operation of the integrated circuit unit has not been completed even after a predetermined maximum monitoring time has elapsed, and to instructs the command control unit to reject an input/output operation of the command, the address, and/or the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20240145687
    Abstract: A novel positive electrode active material, a novel positive electrode, and a novel lithium-ion secondary battery are to be provided. The lithium-ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode active material that includes a composite oxide containing lithium and cobalt. The positive electrode active material includes barium, magnesium, and aluminum in a surface portion. When being analyzed, the surface portion preferably includes a region where a first point of the highest barium concentration and a second point of the highest magnesium concentration exist closer to the surface than a third point of the highest aluminum concentration does.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Jo SAITO, Yohei MOMMA, Tatsuyoshi TAKAHASHI, Nao KUROSAWA, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11974447
    Abstract: A novel light-emitting device is provided. A light-emitting device with high emission efficiency is provided. A light-emitting device with a long lifetime is provided. A light-emitting device with low driving voltage is provided. The light-emitting device includes an anode, a cathode, and an EL layer between the anode and the cathode. The EL layer includes a hole-injection layer, a light-emitting layer, and an electron-transport layer. The hole-injection layer is positioned between the anode and the light-emitting layer. The electron-transport layer is positioned between the light-emitting layer and the cathode. The hole-injection layer contains a first substance and a second substance. The first substance is an organic compound which has a hole-transport property and a HOMO level higher than or equal to ?5.7 eV and lower than or equal to ?5.4 eV. The second substance exhibits an electron-accepting property with respect to the first substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Hiromi Seo, Kunihiko Suzuki, Kanta Abe, Yuji Iwaki, Naoaki Hashimoto, Tsunenori Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20240130229
    Abstract: A novel high molecular compound is provided. The high molecular compound includes a repeating unit. The repeating unit has a fluorenediyl group, a hole-transport skeleton, and an electron-transport skeleton. The hole-transport skeleton is bonded to the fluorenediyl group through a substituted or unsubstituted first arylene group. The electron-transport skeleton is bonded to the fluorenediyl group through a substituted or unsubstituted second arylene group. In an excited state, intramolecular charge transfer occurs between the hole-transport skeleton and the electron-transport skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Narukawa, Akira Nagasaka, Kunihiko Suzuki, Hideko Yoshizumi
  • Publication number: 20240081090
    Abstract: The reliability of a light-emitting device is improved. Provided is a light-emitting device including a light-emitting layer between a first electrode and a second electrode. The light-emitting layer contains a light-emitting substance and a first organic compound. A difference between a sum of energy of the first organic compound in a ground state and energy of an oxygen molecule in a ground state and energy of a transition state formed by the first organic compound and the oxygen molecule is greater than or equal to 1.84 eV. A difference between the energy of the transition state formed by the first organic compound and the oxygen molecule and energy of an oxygen adduct of the first organic compound in a ground state is less than or equal to 0.87 eV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Akira NAGASAKA, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Ryo NARUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240068423
    Abstract: A processor (B705, B706) of a control device for an internal combustion engine 1 operates a first combustion timing (MFB 50) or a first combustion period (IG 100_1) in a cylinder of the internal combustion engine 1 from a crank angle detected by a crank angle sensor 20. A processor (B702) operates a heat generation rate based on a first combustion timing or a first combustion period. A processor (B703) operates in-cylinder pressure and in-cylinder unburned gas temperature based on the heat generation rate. A processor (B704) operates a first combustion speed (laminar flow combustion speed SL1) based on the in-cylinder pressure and the in-cylinder unburned gas temperature. A processor (B707) learns a correspondence relationship between the first combustion speed and the first combustion timing or the first combustion period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventor: Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240038876
    Abstract: An object is to provide a high reliability thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor layer which has stable electric characteristics. In the thin film transistor in which an oxide semiconductor layer is used, the amount of change in threshold voltage of the thin film transistor before and after a BT test is made to be 2 V or less, preferably 1.5 V or less, more preferably 1 V or less, whereby the semiconductor device which has high reliability and stable electric characteristics can be manufactured. In particular, in a display device which is one embodiment of the semiconductor device, a malfunction such as display unevenness due to change in threshold voltage can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Takahiro TSUJI, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20240030429
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material in which the number of defects that cause deterioration is small or progress of the defect is suppressed is provided. The positive electrode active material is used for a secondary battery. The positive electrode active material contains lithium cobalt oxide containing an additive element. After a cycle test is performed on a cell that uses the positive electrode active material for a positive electrode and a lithium electrode as a counter electrode, the positive electrode active material includes a defect and contains at least the same element as the additive element in a region in the vicinity of the defect. The additive element is contained also in a surface portion of the positive electrode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Ryo ARASAWA, Shunichi ITO, Shiori SAGA, Yohei MOMMA, Jo SAITO, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Teppei OGUNI, Yuji IWAKI, Kanta ABE
  • Patent number: 11871592
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element which includes a light-emitting layer containing a phosphorescent compound, a first organic compound, and a second organic compound between a pair of electrodes. A combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex (excited complex). An emission spectrum of the exciplex overlaps with an absorption band located on the longest wavelength side of an absorption spectrum of the phosphorescent compound. A peak wavelength of the emission spectrum of the exciplex is longer than or equal to a peak wavelength of the absorption band located on the longest wavelength side of the absorption spectrum of the phosphorescent compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Satoko Shitagaki, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hideko Inoue, Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230408087
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes: a flow rate calculation unit that calculates a flow rate of intake air based on an output signal of a flow rate measurement device assembled to an intake pipe; a flow rate correction value calculation unit that calculates an average value, a maximum value, and a minimum value of the flow rate of the intake air, calculated by the flow rate calculation unit, during a predetermined period, and an amplitude of a signal with one or more frequencies equal to or higher than a fundamental frequency of the output signal of the flow rate measurement device and included in the output signal of the flow rate measurement device, and calculates a correction value for the flow rate of the intake air based on calculation results; and a flow rate correction unit that corrects the flow rate of the intake air based on the correction value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroto ISHIKAWA, Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20230407800
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic control device that controls an engine including an EGR system that includes an EGR pipe and an EGR valve disposed in the EGR pipe, an air flow sensor provided in an intake pipe, a throttle valve on a downstream side of the air flow sensor, and an intake pipe pressure sensor that detects an intake pipe pressure. The electronic control device includes a state estimation unit that estimates the intake pipe pressure and an EGR rate based on at least a detection value from the air flow sensor and an EGR valve opening, and an estimation value correction unit that corrects an EGR rate estimation value from the state estimation unit based on a detection value from the intake pipe pressure sensor and an intake pipe pressure estimation value from the state estimation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventor: Kunihiko SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11812626
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency, or a light-emitting element with a long lifetime. The light-emitting element includes, between a pair of electrodes, a light-emitting layer including a guest material and a host material, in which an emission spectrum of the host material overlaps with an absorption spectrum of the guest material, and phosphorescence is emitted by conversion of an excitation energy of the host material into an excitation energy of the guest material. By using the overlap between the emission spectrum of the host material and the absorption spectrum of the guest material, the energy smoothly transfers from the host material to the guest material, so that the energy transfer efficiency of the light-emitting element is high. Accordingly, a light-emitting element with high external quantum efficiency can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoko Shitagaki, Satoshi Seo, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hideko Inoue, Masahiro Takahashi, Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230352655
    Abstract: An electrode with excellent characteristics is provided. An active material with excellent characteristics is provided. A novel silicon material is provided. An electrode includes a plurality of particles and a graphene compound. At least part of the surface of each of the plurality of particles is terminated by a functional group containing oxygen, the graphene compound contains the plurality of particles so as to cover the surrounding of the plurality of particles, and the graphene compound is graphene containing at least one of a carbon atom terminated by a hydrogen atom and a carbon atom terminated by a fluorine atom in a two-dimensional structure formed with a six-membered ring of carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kunihiko SUZUKI, Kengo AKIMOTO, Marina SUGANUMA, Yuji IWAKI, Kazutaka KURIKI, Taisuke NAKAO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11795889
    Abstract: To keep catalyst purification efficiency high and prevent deterioration of emission performance. Therefore, an internal combustion engine control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes: an oxygen storage ratio calculation unit that calculates an oxygen storage ratio of a catalyst based on a catalytic reaction model having at least a detection value of a first exhaust gas sensor disposed on an upstream side of the catalyst as an input; a statistical model calculation unit that predicts a catalyst downstream exhaust gas concentration using a statistical model having an oxygen storage ratio as an input and a catalyst downstream exhaust gas concentration as an output; and an air-fuel ratio correction amount calculation unit that calculates an air-fuel ratio correction amount of an air-fuel mixture of an internal combustion engine based on a future catalyst downstream exhaust gas concentration calculated by the statistical model calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230309385
    Abstract: A novel organic compound is provided. Alternatively, an organic compound that emits light with favorable chromaticity is provided. Alternatively, an organic compound that emits blue light with favorable chromaticity is provided. Alternatively, a light-emitting element with favorable emission efficiency is provided. Alternatively, an organic compound with an excellent carrier-transport property is provided. The organic compound includes any of a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzofurobisbenzofuran skeleton, a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzothienobisbenzothiophene skeleton, a substituted or unsubstituted benzobisbenzothienobenzofuran skeleton, and a substituted or unsubstituted dibenzothienobisbenzofuran skeleton and one or two amino groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kyoko TAKEDA, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Harue OSAKA, Satoshi SEO, Tsunenori SUZUKI, Takuya ISHIMOTO, Naoaki HASHIMOTO
  • Patent number: 11746719
    Abstract: To keep medium purification efficiency at a high level and prevent deterioration of emission performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20230238583
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a secondary battery that can be used at a wide range of temperatures and is less likely to be influenced by an environmental temperature is provided. Furthermore, a secondary battery with high safety is provided. An electrolyte obtained by mixing an acyclic ester having high temperature characteristics with a fluorinated carbonic ester at 5 vol. % or higher, preferably 20 vol. % or higher, is used for the purpose of reducing interface resistance between an electrode and an electrolyte, whereby a secondary battery capable of operating at a wide range of temperatures, specifically, at temperatures higher than or equal to ?40° C. and lower than or equal to 150° C., preferably higher than or equal to ?40° C. and lower than or equal to 85° C. can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Kaori OGITA, Kazutaka KURIKI, Yumiko YONEDA, Hiroshi KADOMA, Kunihiko SUZUKI, Yuji IWAKI, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: D1016761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuto Umetsu, Masayoshi Yajima, Kunihiko Suzuki