Patents by Inventor Masakazu Kobayashi

Masakazu 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).

  • Publication number: 20220050382
    Abstract: A laser processing method of performing laser processing on a transparent material that is transparent to ultraviolet light by using a laser processing system includes: performing relative positioning of a transfer position of a transfer image and the transparent material in an optical axis direction of a pulse laser beam so that the transfer position is set at a position inside the transparent material at a predetermined depth ?Zsf from a surface of the transparent material in the optical axis direction; and irradiating the transparent material with the pulse laser beam having a pulse width of 1 ns to 100 ns inclusive and a beam diameter of 10 ?m to 150 ?m inclusive at the transfer position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Koji KAKIZAKI, Masakazu KOBAYASHI, Akira SUWA, Osamu WAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20220034943
    Abstract: A current sensor is configured to detect a current flowing through an electrical conductor. The current sensor includes a core and a coil wound around the core. The core has a hollow therein configured to allow the electrical conductor to pass through the hollow. The core substantially has a C-shape having a gap connected to the hollow. The core has a pair of end surfaces facing each other in a facing direction across the gap. The core includes plural split cores joined to one another. Each pair of split cores of the plural split cores adjacent to each other have respective joining surfaces joined to each other. The respective joining surfaces of the each pair of split cores being parallel to the facing direction. This current sensor has a desired sensitivity characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: YUTA SATO, HIROHIDE ICHIHASHI, MITSURU TOMITA, MASAKAZU KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 11194255
    Abstract: A laser processing method of performing laser processing on a transparent material that is transparent to ultraviolet light by using a laser processing system includes: performing relative positioning of a transfer position of a transfer image and the transparent material in an optical axis direction of a pulse laser beam so that the transfer position is set at a position inside the transparent material at a predetermined depth ?Zsf from a surface of the transparent material in the optical axis direction; and irradiating the transparent material with the pulse laser beam having a pulse width of 1 ns to 100 ns inclusive and a beam diameter of 10 ?m to 150 ?m inclusive at the transfer position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Kakizaki, Masakazu Kobayashi, Akira Suwa, Osamu Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20210354238
    Abstract: For processing a workpiece held by a chuck table with branched pulsed laser beams, if it is assumed that branch intervals at which adjacent ones of the branched pulsed laser beams are spaced from each other on a surface of the workpiece are represented by L, a value calculated by dividing a processing feed speed at which the chuck table is moved with respect to a condensing lens by a processing feed unit by the frequency of the pulsed laser beam at a processing point where the branched pulsed laser beams are applied to the workpiece is represented by S, and any integer is represented by n, then the branching intervals, the processing feed speed, and the frequency of the pulsed laser beam are established to satisfy the relationship of L?n×S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Masakazu KOBAYASHI, Hajime SUZUKI, Yuki OGAWA
  • Patent number: 11161982
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a film forming composition and a film forming method capable of forming a film excellent in gas barrier properties. [Means for Solution] A film forming composition comprising a polysilazane, an organic solvent and an additive having a specific structure, and a film forming method comprising applying the composition on a substrate and exposing the composition to light. This specific additive is represented by a specific general formula among those having a nonconjugated cyclic structure composed of atoms selected from the group consisting of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Yuki Ozaki, Go Noya, Masakazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210331319
    Abstract: An arm of a robot is configured to which an arm cover for covering a wire or a pipe placed outside of the arm is attachable. An input reception unit receives first input indicating attachment of the arm cover to the arm. A movable range determination unit determines a movable range of the robot to be a second movable range smaller than a first movable range without the attachment of the arm cover according to the first input. A robot control unit controls an operation of the robot according to the second movable range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventor: Masakazu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210305435
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes first and second electrode, and semiconductor layer between the first and the second electrode. The semiconductor layer has first and second plane. The semiconductor layer includes first region of first conductivity type, second region of second conductivity type between the first plane and the first region, third region of second conductivity type between the first plane and the first region and, fourth region of second conductivity type between the second and the third region, and fifth region of first conductivity type having first portion provided between the first and the fourth region. Width of the fourth region is larger than that of the second region. Distance between the second region and the first portion is smaller than distance between the second and the fourth region. And width of the first portion is smaller than that of the fourth region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yoichi HORI, Masakazu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210278293
    Abstract: A sensor includes a base material, a first elastic layer provided on the base material, and a sensor body which is provided on the first elastic layer and includes an electrostatic capacitive sensing part, and the base material and the first elastic layer are bonded such that an area corresponding to the sensing part becomes a non-bonded area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Keisuke KINOKUNI, Makoto YAMAGUCHI, Hiroaki YAMANA, Masakazu KOBAYASHI, Ryo SHIRAIWA
  • Publication number: 20210115253
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a film forming composition and a film forming method capable of forming a film excellent in gas barrier properties. [Means for Solution] A film forming composition comprising a polysilazane, an organic solvent and an additive having a specific structure, and a film forming method comprising applying the composition on a substrate and exposing the composition to light. This specific additive is represented by a specific general formula among those having a nonconjugated cyclic structure composed of atoms selected from the group consisting of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen in the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yuki OZAKI, Go NOYA, Masakazu KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20210097650
    Abstract: An image processing method for generating an estimated image in which a defocus blur shape in a captured image is corrected includes a first step of acquiring input data including the captured image and shape designating information that designates a defocus blur shape in the estimated image, and a second step of inputting the input data to a machine learning model and of generating the estimated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Masakazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210046584
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a placement base on which a processing receiving object is placed, an optical system that guides laser light to the processing receiving object, a gas supply port via which a gas is supplied to a laser light irradiated region of the processing receiving object, a gas recovery port via which the supplied gas is recovered, a mover that moves the irradiated region, and a controller that controls, in accordance with the moving direction of the irradiated region, the direction of the flow of the gas flowing from the gas supply port to the gas recovery port, and the controller changes the direction of the gas flow in response to a change in the moving direction of the irradiated region in such a way that the gas flows in the direction opposite the moving direction of the irradiated region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Akira SUWA, Osamu WAKABAYASHI, Masashi SHIMBORI, Masakazu KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10875969
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a composition for forming a coating layer having excellent gas barrier performance and a method of forming the coating layer. [Means for Solution] A composition for forming a coating film comprising a specific silicon compound which reacts with a polysilazane by exposure, a polysilazane and an organic solvent, and a method for forming a coating layer comprising coating the composition on a substrate and exposing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Shunji Kawato, Yuki Ozaki, Noboru Satake, Masakazu Kobayashi, Hironori Endo
  • Patent number: 10857675
    Abstract: A control device includes a control section configured to control a robot on the basis of first information concerning positions and sequential numbers for drawing a linear object around a first object. The first information is received by a receiving section and displayed on a display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Masakazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200381775
    Abstract: An all-solid-state battery includes an electrode body in which a cathode layer that contains a cathode active material and a solid electrolyte, an electrolyte layer that is formed of the solid electrolyte, and an anode layer that contains an anode active material and the solid electrolyte are stacked in this order in an up-down direction, in which the cathode active material is a compound represented by a chemical formula Li2Fe(1-x)MxP(2-y)AyO7, contains at least one metal of Ti, V, Cr, Ni, and Co as the M in the chemical formula, and contains at least one element of B, C, Al, Si, Ga, and Ge as the A in the chemical formula, the x in the chemical formula satisfies 0.8<x?1, the y in the chemical formula satisfies 0?y?0.07, and the anode active material is an anatase titanium oxide represented by a chemical formula TiO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinzo Fujii, Yuji Goto, Masakazu Kobayashi, Tomohiro Fujisawa, Yoichiro Kawano, Masanori Nakanishi, Chihiro Yamamoto, Akihiko Kato
  • Publication number: 20200318254
    Abstract: A SiC single crystal, including: a seed crystal; a first growth portion formed in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to a <0001> direction; a second growth portion formed in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the <0001> direction and substantially orthogonal to the direction in which the first growth portion is formed; a third growth portion that is formed on a surface of the seed crystal opposite the first growth portion; and a fourth growth portion that is formed on a surface of the seed crystal opposite the second growth portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tomohiro SHONAI, Masakazu Kobayashi, Masanori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200290156
    Abstract: A laser processing method of performing laser processing on a transparent material that is transparent to ultraviolet light includes: A. a positioning step of performing positioning so that a transfer position of a transfer image is set at a position inside the transparent material at a predetermined depth ?Zsf from a surface of the transparent material in an optical axis direction; B. an irradiation condition acquisition step; C. a determination step of determining whether a maximum fluence of a pulse laser beam at the surface of the transparent material is within a predetermined range based on irradiation conditions; and D. a control step of allowing irradiation with the pulse laser beam when the maximum fluence is determined to be in the predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Akira SUWA, Kouji KAKIZAKI, Masakazu KOBAYASHI, Osamu WAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10756224
    Abstract: L-shaped positive electrode bus bar 11 and negative electrode bus bar 12 are provided along a vertical side 1b and a horizontal side 1c of the solar battery module 1, positive electrode output terminals 13a and 13b, and negative electrode output terminals 14a and 14b are led out from the long horizontal side 1c, and a positive electrode box 15, a negative electrode box 16, and the like are provided to the long horizontal side 1c. In addition, all solar battery cells 3 of first and second rows R1 and L2 are connected in series by using only one connection bus bar 7. Accordingly, even when the positive electrode box 15, the negative electrode box 16, and the like are provided to the long horizontal side 1c of the solar battery module 1, the number of bus bars is small and the number of connection processes such as soldering is also small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazushi Iyatani, Haruo Okuno, Masakazu Kobayashi, Toshimi Kai
  • Patent number: 10730291
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including recording element substrates each including ejection opening rows in which ejection openings ejecting liquid are arranged, the plurality of ejection opening rows being juxtaposed in a relative movement direction with respect to the printed medium. In the relative movement direction of the printed medium when the printed medium is viewed from the liquid ejection head, and in the plurality of ejection opening rows provided in the recording element substrate, among the plurality of recording element substrates, positioned on an upstream side in the relative movement direction, arrangement intervals of ejection openings in an end area of an ejection opening row positioned on a most upstream side in the relative movement direction are smaller than arrangement intervals of ejection openings in an end area of an ejection opening row positioned on a most downstream side in the relative movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Kobayashi, Koichi Ishida, Shuzo Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10724152
    Abstract: This method for producing a SiC single crystal includes a first growth step of growing a crystal from a seed crystal in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the <0001> direction, a second growth step of growing the crystal in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the <0001> direction and substantially orthogonal to the direction of crystal growth in the first growth step, a third growth step of growing the crystal along the direction of crystal growth in the first growth step but in the opposite orientation to the orientation of crystal growth in the first growth step, and a fourth growth step of growing the crystal along the direction of crystal growth in the second growth step but in the opposite orientation to the orientation of crystal growth in the second growth step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shonai, Masakazu Kobayashi, Masanori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20200209760
    Abstract: A laser processing method of performing laser processing on a transparent material that is transparent to ultraviolet light by using a laser processing system includes: performing relative positioning of a transfer position of a transfer image and the transparent material in an optical axis direction of a pulse laser beam so that the transfer position is set at a position inside the transparent material at a predetermined depth ?Zsf from a surface of the transparent material in the optical axis direction; and irradiating the transparent material with the pulse laser beam having a pulse width of 1 ns to 100 ns inclusive and a beam diameter of 10 ?m to 150 ?m inclusive at the transfer position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Koji KAKIZAKI, Masakazu KOBAYASHI, Akira SUWA, Osamu WAKABAYASHI