Patents by Inventor Masaru Kato

Masaru Kato 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: 10388618
    Abstract: A semiconductor device (10) includes: a substrate (1); a wiring (6) formed above the substrate (1); a titanium nitride film (7) formed on the wiring (6); an oxide film (3) formed on the titanium nitride film (7); a silicon nitride film (4) formed on the oxide film (3); and a pad portion (8) exposing the wiring (6), and formed at a place where a first opening portion (91) formed in the silicon nitride film (4) and a second opening portion (92) formed in the titanium nitride film (7) overlap with each other in plan view, and being inside a third opening portion (93) formed in the oxide film (3) in plan view, wherein the silicon nitride film (4) is formed on top of and in contact with the titanium nitride film (7) inside the third opening portion (93) in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ABLIC Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Morita, Shinjiro Kato, Masaru Akino, Yukihiro Imura
  • Publication number: 20190219516
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a wearable camera attached to a worker that images an inspection object, and a laser pointer that indicates an imaging region of the wearable camera to the worker. The laser pointer is attached to the worker to emit a laser beam in a direction parallel to a line of sight of the wearable camera such that a relative distance between a light point of the laser beam and the imaging region of the wearable camera is constant and does not vary depending on a distance between the laser pointer and the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shinji KATO, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Masaru HORIGUCHI, Kohei NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190222810
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a trigger detection unit that detects a trigger of visual confirmation work, and a camera control unit that controls a wearable camera worn by a worker to take an image when the trigger of the visual confirmation work is detected by the trigger detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru HORIGUCHI, Kohei NAKAMURA, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Shinji KATO
  • Publication number: 20190219518
    Abstract: An inspection device of the present disclosure may include an image acquisition unit that acquires image data including an inspection object, the image data being captured by a wearable camera attached to a worker inspecting the inspection object, an inspection state acquisition unit that acquires inspection state information for calculating at least one of a deviation distance from a regulation distance or a deviation angle from a regulation angle with respect to the inspection object of the worker, and an image correction unit that calculates at least one of the deviation distance or the deviation angle based on the image data and the inspection state information and corrects the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kohei NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Shinji KATO, Masaru HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190220966
    Abstract: An inspection device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires image data including an inspection object, the image data being captured by a wearable camera, a characteristic amount calculation unit that calculates a characteristic amount capable of specifying the inspection object in the image data as a calculated characteristic amount, and a condition checking unit that compares the calculated characteristic amount with a learning characteristic amount stored in a learning information storage unit to check the condition of the inspection object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kohei NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Shinji KATO, Masaru HORIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190219517
    Abstract: An inspection device includes an irregular work detection unit that detects a worker carrying out irregular work different from standard work of an inspection, and a camera control unit that controls a wearable camera worn by the worker to take an image when irregular work is detected by the irregular work detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru HORIGUCHI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Kohei NAKAMURA, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Shinji KATO
  • Publication number: 20190222808
    Abstract: An inspection device includes a first wearable camera attached to a worker and configured to capture a relatively bright first image, a second wearable camera similarly attached to the worker and configured to capture a relatively dark second image, and a controller that functions as an inspection unit that determines the quality of a workpiece based on the first image of the workpiece captured by the first wearable camera and the second image of the workpiece captured by the second wearable camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shinji KATO, Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI, Masaru HORIGUCHI, Kohei NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20190220999
    Abstract: An inspection device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires image data including an inspection object captured by a wearable camera, a deviation information acquisition unit that acquires deviation information for calculating at least one of: a deviation distance from a regulation distance of the inspection object in the image data, or a deviation angle from a regulation angle of the inspection object in the image data, and an image correction unit that calculates at least one of the deviation distance or the deviation angle based on the image data and the deviation information and corrects the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Katsuhiro MIYAGAKI, Kohei NAKAMURA, Masaru HORIGUCHI, Shinji KATO, Hiroyuki IWATSUKI
  • Patent number: 10330339
    Abstract: Multiple projections are provided at a flow-change portion, which corresponds to such a portion of a wall surface of an A/C casing, at which velocity gradient of air current becomes larger in an area adjacent to the wall surface, in order to decrease aerodynamic sound generated by disturbed air current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kamiya, Koji Ito, Shinya Kato
  • Publication number: 20190189575
    Abstract: A semiconductor device (10) includes: a substrate (1); a wiring (6) formed above the substrate (1); a titanium nitride film (7) formed on the wiring (6); an oxide film (3) formed on the titanium nitride film (7); a silicon nitride film (4) formed on the oxide film (3); and a pad portion (8) exposing the wiring (6), and formed at a place where a first opening portion (91) formed in the silicon nitride film (4) and a second opening portion (92) formed in the titanium nitride film (7) overlap with each other in plan view, and being inside a third opening portion (93) formed in the oxide film (3) in plan view, wherein the silicon nitride film (4) is formed on top of and in contact with the titanium nitride film (7) inside the third opening portion (93) in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi MORITA, Shinjiro Kato, Masaru Akino, Yukihiro Imura
  • Publication number: 20190176359
    Abstract: A horizontal multistage press apparatus 1 (multistage drying apparatus) includes conveyance paths R1 to R4 (first to fourth conveyance paths) in which the veneer sheet W1 (sheet material to be treated) is carried out in a standing state. The conveyance path R1 is positioned over between the loader device 10 and the hot press device 20, the conveyance path R2 is positioned over between the hot press device 20 and the open transpiration device 40, the conveyance path R3 is positioned over between the open transpiration device 40 and the temperature control press device 50, and the conveyance path R4 is positioned over between the temperature control press device 50 and the unloader device 60. The conveyance paths R1 to R4 are arranged in a straight line in plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: MASARU ISHIGURO, KEISUKE MIZUTANI, WATARU KATO, NORIYUKI SATO, KAZUYA AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190177517
    Abstract: A latex composition has a latex of a carboxyl group-containing conjugated diene rubber and a metal compound including a trivalent or higher metal, wherein a content of the metal compound is 0.1 to 1.5 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the carboxyl group-containing conjugated diene rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro IGARI, Misa YAMAMOTO, Masaru KITAGAWA, Shinji KATO
  • Publication number: 20190168976
    Abstract: A horizontal multistage press apparatus 1 (multistage conveyance apparatus, multistage press apparatus) includes: a loader unit gripping body 70A or an open transpiration unit gripping body 70C (upstream side conveyance body) for carrying out the veneer sheet W1 with the upper part of the veneer sheet W1 (sheet material to be treated) gripped and suspended from the loader device 10 or the open transpiration device 40 (first treatment device), and a hot press unit gripping body 70B or a temperature control press unit gripping body 70D (downstream side conveyance body) for carrying the veneer sheet W1 into the press position of the hot press device 20 or the temperature control press device 50 (second treatment device) with the gripping position of the veneer sheet W1 shifted from the upper part to the lower part and supported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: MASARU ISHIGURO, KEISUKE MIZUTANI, WATARU KATO
  • Patent number: 10301140
    Abstract: A printer includes: a housing; a paper delivery table on which paper sheets delivered from an inside of the housing are stacked; a suction fan that sucks a gas that cools down the inside of the housing from an outside of the housing; and a first suction port that is a suction port through which a gas is sucked from the outside of the housing by the suction fan and through which a gas below a paper sheet that is delivered from the inside of the housing is sucked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Iwano, Masaru Ohmori, Yasuko Yamamoto, Keiichi Matsukawa, Masahiro Kato
  • Patent number: 10297562
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device that is resistant to the corrosion of titanium nitride forming an anti-reflection film. The semiconductor device includes: a wiring layer which includes a wiring film made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and formed on a substrate and a titanium nitride film formed on the wiring film; a protection layer which covers a top surface and a side surface of the wiring layer; and a pad portion which penetrates the protection layer and the titanium nitride film, and which exposes the wiring film, the protection layer including a first silicon nitride film, an oxide film, and a second silicon nitride film which are layered in the stated order from the side of the wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ABLIC INC.
    Inventors: Kaku Igarashi, Shinjiro Kato, Hisashi Hasegawa, Masaru Akino, Yukihiro Imura
  • Patent number: 10297833
    Abstract: A gas diffusion electrode and a method for manufacturing the same, the gas diffusion electrode being used for a fuel cell and configured by forming a microporous layer containing conductive microparticles and water-repellent resin on at least one surface of a conductive porous base material, wherein the gas diffusibility in the thickness direction thereof is 30% or more, the conductive porous base material has a sliding angle of 70° or less and a porosity of 80% or more, and the microporous layer has a thickness of 10-50 ?m inclusive, and a porosity of 60-95% inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sho Kato, Michio Wakatabe, Toru Miyake, Masaru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10194105
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array including a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns; a vertical signal line that is provided for each of the columns and transmits pixel signals; a column AD circuit that is provided for each of the columns and AD converts the pixel signals from the vertical signal line; a column-switching circuit that is interposed in the vertical signal line between the pixel array and the column AD circuit and switches connection between the vertical signal line and the column AD circuit; a controller that causes the column-switching circuit to switch the connection for every horizontal scan period; and a restoration circuit that restores ordering of the AD converted signals so as to correspond to ordering in which the vertical signal lines are arranged in the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikuma, Manabu Tsunoda, Kenji Watanabe, Kenichi Haga, Masaru Kato
  • Patent number: 10116887
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns; a plurality of unit power supply circuits that generate a second power supply voltage from a first power supply voltage based on a reference voltage and supply the second power supply voltage to amplifier transistors provided in the plurality of pixel circuits; and a regulator circuit that generates the reference voltage that is constant. Each of the unit power supply circuits is provided for a corresponding one of the columns of the plurality of pixel circuits or for a corresponding one of the pixel circuits, and supplies the second power supply voltage to the amplifier transistors in the pixel circuits that belong to the corresponding one of the columns or to the amplifier transistor in the corresponding one of the pixel circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikuma, Masaru Kato
  • Publication number: 20170302869
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array including a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns; a vertical signal line that is provided for each of the columns and transmits pixel signals; a column AD circuit that is provided for each of the columns and AD converts the pixel signals from the vertical signal line; a column-switching circuit that is interposed in the vertical signal line between the pixel array and the column AD circuit and switches connection between the vertical signal line and the column AD circuit; a controller that causes the column-switching circuit to switch the connection for every horizontal scan period; and a restoration circuit that restores ordering of the AD converted signals so as to correspond to ordering in which the vertical signal lines are arranged in the pixel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Makoto IKUMA, Manabu TSUNODA, Kenji WATANABE, Kenichi HAGA, Masaru KATO
  • Publication number: 20170302870
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns; a plurality of unit power supply circuits that generate a second power supply voltage from a first power supply voltage based on a reference voltage and supply the second power supply voltage to amplifier transistors provided in the plurality of pixel circuits; and a regulator circuit that generates the reference voltage that is constant. Each of the unit power supply circuits is provided for a corresponding one of the columns of the plurality of pixel circuits or for a corresponding one of the pixel circuits, and supplies the second power supply voltage to the amplifier transistors in the pixel circuits that belong to the corresponding one of the columns or to the amplifier transistor in the corresponding one of the pixel circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Makoto IKUMA, Masaru KATO