Patents by Inventor Megumi Ishiduki

Megumi Ishiduki 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: 20190296117
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a base body, a stacked body on the base body and a first columnar part. The base body includes a substrate, a first insulating film on the substrate, a first conductive film on the first insulating film, and a first semiconductor part on the first conductive film. The stacked body includes conductive layers and insulating layers stacked alternately in a stacking direction. The first columnar part is provided inside the stacked body and the first semiconductor part. The first columnar part includes a semiconductor body and a memory film between the semiconductor body and conductive layers. The semiconductor body extends in the stacking direction. The first columnar part has a first diameter and a second diameter in a first direction crossing the stacking direction. The first diameter inside the first semiconductor part is larger than the second diameter inside the stacked body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi ISHIDUKI, Hiroshi NAKAKI, Takamasa ITO
  • Patent number: 10418378
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Publication number: 20190096908
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical direction with respect to a substrate and a coupling portion formed to couple the lower ends of the pair of columnar portions; a charge storage layer formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions; and first conductive layers formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions and the charge storage layer. The first conductive layers function as gate electrodes of the memory cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kidoh, Masaru Kito, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Hideaki Aochi
  • Publication number: 20190074294
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment includes a memory cell array configured to have a memory string obtained by connecting first selection transistors, memory transistors, and second selection transistors in series. When three directions crossing each other are set to first, second, and third directions, respectively, the memory cell array has first conductive layers to be control gates of the first selection transistors, second conductive layers to be control gates of the memory transistors, and third conductive layers to be control gates of the second selection transistors, which are laminated in the third direction. Ends of the first conductive layers and ends of the third conductive layers are formed in shapes of steps extending in the first direction and ends of the second conductive layers are formed in shapes of steps extending in both directions of the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi IGUCHI, Murato Kawai, Toru Matsuda, Hisashi Kato, Megumi Ishiduki
  • Patent number: 10163931
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical direction with respect to a substrate and a coupling portion formed to couple the lower ends of the pair of columnar portions; a charge storage layer formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions; and first conductive layers formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions and the charge storage layer. The first conductive layers function as gate electrodes of the memory cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kidoh, Masaru Kito, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Hideaki Aochi
  • Patent number: 10147735
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device according to an embodiment includes a memory cell array configured to have a memory string obtained by connecting first selection transistors, memory transistors, and second selection transistors in series. When three directions crossing each other are set to first, second, and third directions, respectively, the memory cell array has first conductive layers to be control gates of the first selection transistors, second conductive layers to be control gates of the memory transistors, and third conductive layers to be control gates of the second selection transistors, which are laminated in the third direction. Ends of the first conductive layers and ends of the third conductive layers are formed in shapes of steps extending in the first direction and ends of the second conductive layers are formed in shapes of steps extending in both directions of the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Iguchi, Murato Kawai, Toru Matsuda, Hisashi Kato, Megumi Ishiduki
  • Publication number: 20180240814
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical direction with respect to a substrate and a coupling portion formed to couple the lower ends of the pair of columnar portions; a charge storage layer formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions; and first conductive layers formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions and the charge storage layer. The first conductive layers function as gate electrodes of the memory cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Masaru KIDOH, Masaru KITO, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yosuke KOMORI, Megumi ISHIDUKI, Hideaki AOCHI
  • Publication number: 20180197878
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Publication number: 20180182773
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first conductive layer, a first semiconductor body, a second semiconductor body, a first memory layer, and a second memory layer. The first conductive layer includes first to fourth extension regions, and a first connection region. The first extension region extends in a first direction. The second extension region extends in the first direction and is arranged with the first extension region in the first direction. The third extension region extends in the first direction and is arranged with the first extension region in a second direction crossing the first direction. The fourth extension region extends in the first direction, is arranged with the third extension region in the first direction, and is arranged with the second extension region in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Inatsuka, Tadashi Iguchi, Murato Kawai, Hisashi Kato, Megumi Ishiduki
  • Patent number: 9997526
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a stacked body alternately stacked with a plurality of members and a plurality of intermediate bodies having materials different from materials of the plurality of members, processing an end portion of at least two layers of the plurality of members sequentially in a stacking direction of the stacked body, and forming a step-wise step stacked with the plurality of members and the plurality of intermediate bodies, forming a plurality of side wall films contacting the step and making the end portion of the plurality of members in a step-wise. The making the end portion of the plurality of members in a step-wise includes retreating a portion of the plurality of members, the portion separated from the plurality of side wall films and exposed from the stacked body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaku Sudo, Masanobu Baba, Megumi Ishiduki, Tadashi Iguchi, Murato Kawai
  • Patent number: 9985050
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical direction with respect to a substrate and a coupling portion formed to couple the lower ends of the pair of columnar portions; a charge storage layer formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions; and first conductive layers formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions and the charge storage layer. The first conductive layers function as gate electrodes of the memory cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kidoh, Masaru Kito, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Hideaki Aochi
  • Patent number: 9947681
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a stacked body alternately stacked with a plurality of members and a plurality of intermediate bodies having materials different from materials of the plurality of members, processing an end portion of at least two layers of the plurality of members sequentially in a stacking direction of the stacked body, and forming a step-wise step stacked with the plurality of members and the plurality of intermediate bodies, forming a plurality of side wall films contacting the step and making the end portion of the plurality of members in a step-wise. The making the end portion of the plurality of members in a step-wise includes retreating a portion of the plurality of members, the portion separated from the plurality of side wall films and exposed from the stacked body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaku Sudo, Masanobu Baba, Megumi Ishiduki, Tadashi Iguchi, Murato Kawai
  • Patent number: 9941296
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: 9935118
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first conductive layer, a first semiconductor body, a second semiconductor body, a first memory layer, and a second memory layer. The first conductive layer includes first to fourth extension regions, and a first connection region. The first extension region extends in a first direction. The second extension region extends in the first direction and is arranged with the first extension region in the first direction. The third extension region extends in the first direction and is arranged with the first extension region in a second direction crossing the first direction. The fourth extension region extends in the first direction, is arranged with the third extension region in the first direction, and is arranged with the second extension region in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Inatsuka, Tadashi Iguchi, Murato Kawai, Hisashi Kato, Megumi Ishiduki
  • Publication number: 20180076211
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a first conductive layer, a first semiconductor body, a second semiconductor body, a first memory layer, and a second memory layer. The first conductive layer includes first to fourth extension regions, and a first connection region. The first extension region extends in a first direction. The second extension region extends in the first direction and is arranged with the first extension region in the first direction. The third extension region extends in the first direction and is arranged with the first extension region in a second direction crossing the first direction. The fourth extension region extends in the first direction, is arranged with the third extension region in the first direction, and is arranged with the second extension region in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya INATSUKA, Tadashi IGUCHI, Murato KAWAI, Hisashi KATO, Megumi ISHIDUKI
  • Publication number: 20170330895
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical direction with respect to a substrate and a coupling portion formed to couple the lower ends of the pair of columnar portions; a charge storage layer formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions; and first conductive layers formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions and the charge storage layer. The first conductive layers function as gate electrodes of the memory cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Masaru KIDOH, Masaru KITO, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yosuke KOMORI, Megumi ISHIDUKI, Hideaki AOCHI
  • Patent number: 9741738
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device has a plurality of memory strings to each of which a plurality of electrically rewritable memory cells are connected in series. Each of the memory strings includes first semiconductor layers each having a pair of columnar portions extending in a vertical direction with respect to a substrate and a coupling portion formed to couple the lower ends of the pair of columnar portions; a charge storage layer formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions; and first conductive layers formed to surround the side surfaces of the columnar portions and the charge storage layer. The first conductive layers function as gate electrodes of the memory cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kidoh, Masaru Kito, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Hideaki Aochi
  • Publication number: 20170213840
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a stacked body alternately stacked with a plurality of members and a plurality of intermediate bodies having materials different from materials of the plurality of members, processing an end portion of at least two layers of the plurality of members sequentially in a stacking direction of the stacked body, and forming a step-wise step stacked with the plurality of members and the plurality of intermediate bodies, forming a plurality of side wall films contacting the step and making the end portion of the plurality of members in a step-wise. The making the end portion of the plurality of members in a step-wise includes retreating a portion of the plurality of members, the portion separated from the plurality of side wall films and exposed from the stacked body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Gaku Sudo, Masanobu Baba, Megumi Ishiduki, Tadashi Iguchi, Murato Kawai
  • Publication number: 20170148815
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Masaru KITO, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yosuke KOMORI, Megumi ISHIDUKI, Junya MATSUNAMI, Tomoko FUJIWARA, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryouhei KlRISAWA, Yoshimasa MIKAJIRI, Shigeta OOTA
  • Patent number: RE46785
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, a stacked body, a semiconductor pillar, a charge storage film, and a drive circuit. The stacked body is provided on the substrate. The stacked body includes a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films. A through-hole is made in the stacked body to align in a stacking direction. The semiconductor pillar is buried in an interior of the through-hole. The charge storage film is provided between the electrode film and the semiconductor pillar. The drive circuit supplies a potential to the electrode film. The diameter of the through-hole differs by a position in the stacking direction. The drive circuit supplies a potential to reduce a potential difference with the semiconductor pillar as a diameter of the through-hole piercing the electrode film decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Katsumata, Hideaki Aochi, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Masaru Kito, Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Masaru Kidoh, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota