Patents by Inventor Minoru Suzuki

Minoru 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: 20210141105
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a plurality of pixels each including a conversion element and a switch, a driving circuit configured to control the switches via drive lines, a bias power supply unit configured to supply a bias potential to the conversion element via a bias line, column signal lines to which signals are output from the plurality of pixels, and a detection unit. The plurality of pixels include a first pixel and a second pixel, which are adjacent to each other in the row direction and are connected to a common column signal line. The switch of the first pixel and the switch of the second pixel are connected to drive lines different from each other. The detection unit determines presence/absence of radiation irradiation based on a current flowing to the bias line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Masato Ofuji, Jun Kawanabe, Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Minoru Watanabe, Kai Suzuki, Hideyuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20210134350
    Abstract: Compensating for offsets in buffers and related systems, methods, and devices are disclosed. An apparatus includes buffers, control circuitry, and fuses. Each of the buffers includes an output and an offset adjustment input. Each of the buffers is controllable to adjust a direct current offset of an output voltage potential responsive to an offset adjustment code provided to the offset adjustment input. The control circuitry includes sets of offset latches. The offset adjustment input of each of the buffers is operably coupled to a different one of the sets of offset latches. Each set of offset latches is configured to provide the offset adjustment code to the offset adjustment input of a corresponding buffer. The fuses are configured to provide the offset adjustment code to each of a subset of the sets of offset latches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Minoru Someya, Yukihide Suzuki, Sadayuki Okuma
  • Patent number: 10991543
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a charged particle beam device capable of achieving both high resolution by setting of a short WD and improvement of detection efficiency when setting a long WD. According to an aspect for achieving the above-described object, there is suggested a charged particle beam device including: an objective lens for converging a charged particle beam emitted from a charged particle source; a sample stage having a first driving mechanism for moving a sample to be irradiated with the charged particle beam between a first position and a second position more separated from the objective lens than the first position; a detection surface for detecting charged particles emitted from the sample; and a second driving mechanism for moving the detection surface between within a movable range of the sample between the first position and the second position and out of the movable range of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Mizutani, Yuuji Kasai, Minoru Yamazaki, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10991542
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a charged particle beam device which adjusts brightness and contrast or adjusts focus and the like appropriately in a short time even if there are few detected signals. Proposed as an aspect for achieving this purpose is a charged particle beam device provided with: a detector for detecting charged particles obtained on the basis of irradiation of a specimen with a charged particle beam emitted from a charged particle source; and a control unit for processing a signal obtained on the basis of the output of the detector, wherein the control unit performs statistical processing on gray level values in a predetermined region of an image generated on the basis of the output of the detector, and executes signal processing for correcting a difference between a statistical value obtained by the statistical processing and reference data relating to the gray level values of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Watanabe, Yuko Sasaki, Kazunari Asao, Makoto Suzuki, Wataru Mori, Minoru Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20210104408
    Abstract: A processing method of a wafer includes a resist film coating step of coating either one surface of a front surface and a back surface with a resist film containing an ultraviolet absorber, a laser beam irradiation step of irradiating the side of the one surface with a laser beam absorbed by the wafer and removing part of the wafer and the resist film along planned dividing lines, a plasma etching step of supplying a gas in a plasma state to the side of the one surface and removing an exposed region of the wafer exposed along the planned dividing lines through plasma etching, and a check step of irradiating plural positions on the side of the one surface of the wafer with ultraviolet rays and detecting light emission of the resist film to measure the thickness of the resist film and check a coating state of the resist film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hideyuki SANDOH, Minoru SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20210074521
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and first and second electrode layers. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes first and second major surfaces. The first and second electrode layers are provided inside the ceramic dielectric substrate. The second electrode layer is provided between the first electrode layer and the first major surface. The first electrode layer includes first and second portions. The first portion is positioned more centrally of the ceramic dielectric substrate than is the second portion. The first portion includes first and second surfaces. The second portion includes third and fourth surfaces. The third surface is positioned between the first surface and the second electrode layer. An electrical resistance of the first surface is less than an average electrical resistance of the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MOMIYAMA, Minoru SUZUKI, Hitoshi SASAKI, Tsukasa SHIGEZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210074525
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and first and second electrode layers. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes first and second major surfaces. The first and second electrode layers are provided inside the ceramic dielectric substrate. The second electrode layer is provided between the first electrode layer and the first major surface. The first electrode layer includes first and second portions. The first portion is positioned more centrally of the ceramic dielectric substrate than is the second portion. The first portion includes first and second surfaces. The second portion includes third and fourth surfaces. The third surface is positioned between the first surface and the second electrode layer. An electrical resistance of the first surface is greater than an average electrical resistance of the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MOMIYAMA, Minoru SUZUKI, Hitoshi SASAKI, Tsukasa SHIGEZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210074571
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and first and second electrode layers. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes first and second major surfaces. The first and second electrode layers are provided inside the ceramic dielectric substrate. The first electrode layer includes first and second portions. The first portion is positioned more centrally of the ceramic dielectric substrate than is the second portion. The first portion includes first and second surfaces. The second portion includes third and fourth surfaces. A distance between the fourth surface and the first major surface is constant. A thickness of the second portion between the third and fourth surfaces varies such that the thickness at a circumferential end portion of the second portion which is less than that at a central portion of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MOMIYAMA, Minoru SUZUKI, Hitoshi SASAKI, Tsukasa SHIGEZUMI
  • Publication number: 20210074572
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and first and second electrode layers. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes first and second major surfaces. The first and second electrode layers are provided inside the ceramic dielectric substrate. The first electrode layer includes first and second portions. The first portion is positioned more centrally of the ceramic dielectric substrate than is the second portion. The first portion includes first and second surfaces. The second portion includes third and fourth surfaces. A distance between the third surface and the first major surface is constant. A thickness of the second portion between the third and fourth surfaces varies such that the thickness at a circumferential end portion of the second portion which is less than that at a central portion of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka MOMIYAMA, Minoru SUZUKI, Hitoshi SASAKI, Tsukasa SHIGEZUMI
  • Patent number: 10933737
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor drive device includes an electric motor section, a speed reducer section, a wheel bearing section, and a casing. The speed reducer section includes a speed-reduction structure using a parallel shaft gear. The parallel shaft gear includes an input shaft, which is coupled to the electric motor section, an input gear, at least one intermediate shaft including input-side and output-side intermediate gears, an output shaft, which is coupled to the wheel bearing section, and a final output gear. The input, intermediate, and output shafts are supported by rolling bearings to be rotatable. At least two rolling bearings configured to support the intermediate and output shafts on an out-board side and two rolling bearings configured to support the intermediate and output shafts on an in-board side are arranged at positions at which respective bearing widths are prevented from being superimposed with each other in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Tamura, Minoru Suzuki, Shinya Taikou
  • Patent number: 10792967
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor drive device includes a wheel hub bearing unit and a speed reduction unit that decelerates rotation of a motor unit and transmits decelerated rotation to a wheel. A suspension bracket has an upper connecting seat portion connectable with a suspension device, a lower connecting seat portion connectable with the suspension device, and an intermediate area connecting a vehicle rear part of the upper connecting seat portion and a vehicle rear part of the lower connecting seat portion. A notch is provided between a vehicle front part of the upper connecting seat portion and a vehicle front part of the lower connecting seat portion on a front side of the vehicle of the intermediate area. The suspension bracket is attached/fixed to a casing of the speed reduction unit and/or a fixed wheel such that an axis of the wheel hub bearing unit passes through the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Tamura, Minoru Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200315021
    Abstract: A method of the invention is a method of processing a wiring substrate that includes a configuration in which conductors locally disposed on a substrate are coated with resin having inorganic members that form a filler and are dispersed in an organic member, the method including: removing the organic member from a surface layer side of the resin by use of an ashing method; and removing, by use of a wet cleaning method, the inorganic members remaining the surface layer side of the resin from which the organic member is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Muneyuki SATO, Yasuhiro MORIKAWA, Minoru SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200241832
    Abstract: An audio signal processing apparatus includes a preset setting task that receives setting of a preset that defines a parameter to be copied, a copy-source selecting task that receives a selection of a copy-source channel, a preset selecting task that receives a selection of the preset, a copy-destination selecting task that receives a selection of a copy-destination channel, and a copying task that copies the parameter of the selected preset to be copied from the copy-source channel to the copy-destination channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kosuke SAITO, Minoru SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10723288
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor power line (93) includes, between its one end and the other end, an in-wheel motor drive device-side region (93d), an intermediate region (93e), and a vehicle body-side region (93f) which extend continuously. The in-wheel motor drive device-side region (93d) extends in the vertical direction, and the lower side of the in-wheel motor drive device-side region is connected to the intermediate region. The vehicle body-side region extends in the vertical direction, and the lower side of the vehicle body-side region is connected to the intermediate region. The intermediate region is curved with its both sides located at a higher position and its intermediate part located at a lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Okamoto, Shiro Tamura, Minoru Suzuki, Yusuke Shibuya, Shinya Taikou
  • Patent number: 10568228
    Abstract: A field controller adapter includes a bracket that includes a plate having a first side and a second side with a plurality of feet extending therefrom, and a connector assembly coupled to the second side. The connector assembly includes a circuit board, a terminal block coupled to the circuit board, and a connector coupled to the circuit board with a plurality of wires. The first side is configured to facilitate coupling a field controller thereto. The connector is configured to electrically couple the field controller to the circuit board. The plurality of feet are configured to engage with mounts on a housing of a base unit to facilitate mechanically coupling the bracket thereto. The terminal block is configured to engage with a corresponding terminal block on a base circuit board disposed within the housing of the base unit to electrically couple the circuit board to the base circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael Glander, George Elliott Washington, Steven Anthony Gallo, Minoru Suzuki, Matthew Forrest Malcolm
  • Patent number: 10543742
    Abstract: A large gear and a small gear are provided to an intermediate shaft of an in-wheel motor drive device, and a final output gear configured to mesh with the small gear of the intermediate shaft is provided to an output shaft. The output shaft is supported by bearings on in-board and out-board sides, respectively, and the large gear of the intermediate shaft is arranged between the bearing configured to support the output shaft on the in-board side and the final output gear of the output shaft. The bearing and the large gear are arranged so that, when viewed from the axial direction, a tooth top circle of the large gear of the intermediate shaft and a radially outer circle of the bearing configured to support the output shaft on the in-board side have an intersection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Tamura, Minoru Suzuki, Shinya Taikou
  • Publication number: 20190248224
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor drive device includes an electric motor section, a speed reducer section, a wheel bearing section, and a casing. The speed reducer section includes a speed-reduction structure using a parallel shaft gear. The parallel shaft gear includes an input shaft, which is coupled to the electric motor section, an input gear, at least one intermediate shaft including input-side and output-side intermediate gears, an output shaft, which is coupled to the wheel bearing section, and a final output gear. The input, intermediate, and output shafts are supported by rolling bearings to be rotatable. At least two rolling bearings configured to support the intermediate and output shafts on an out-board side and two rolling bearings configured to support the intermediate and output shafts on an in-board side are arranged at positions at which respective bearing widths are prevented from being superimposed with each other in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Shiro TAMURA, Minoru SUZUKI, Shinya TAIKOU
  • Publication number: 20190241059
    Abstract: A large gear and a small gear are provided to an intermediate shaft of an in-wheel motor drive device, and a final output gear configured to mesh with the small gear of the intermediate shaft is provided to an output shaft. The output shaft is supported by bearings on in-board and out-board sides, respectively, and the large gear of the intermediate shaft is arranged between the bearing configured to support the output shaft on the in-board side and the final output gear of the output shaft. The bearing and the large gear are arranged so that, when viewed from the axial direction, a tooth top circle of the large gear of the intermediate shaft and a radially outer circle of the bearing configured to support the output shaft on the in-board side have an intersection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Shiro TAMURA, Minoru SUZUKI, Shinya TAIKOU
  • Publication number: 20190232747
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor drive device includes a wheel hub bearing unit and a speed reduction unit that decelerates rotation of a motor unit and transmits decelerated rotation to a wheel. A suspension bracket has an upper connecting seat portion connectable with a suspension device, a lower connecting seat portion connectable with the suspension device, and an intermediate area connecting a vehicle rear part of the upper connecting seat portion and a vehicle rear part of the lower connecting seat portion. A notch is provided between a vehicle front part of the upper connecting seat portion and a vehicle front part of the lower connecting seat portion on a front side of the vehicle of the intermediate area. A fixing means attaches/fixes the suspension bracket to a casing of the speed reduction unit and/or a fixed wheel such that an axis of the wheel hub bearing unit passes through the notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Shiro TAMURA, Minoru SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190077342
    Abstract: An in-wheel motor power line (93) includes, between its one end and the other end, an in-wheel motor drive device-side region (93d), an intermediate region (93e), and a vehicle body-side region (93f) which extend continuously. The in-wheel motor drive device-side region (93d) extends in the vertical direction, and the lower side of the in-wheel motor drive device-side region is connected to the intermediate region. The vehicle body-side region extends in the vertical direction, and the lower side of the vehicle body-side region is connected to the intermediate region. The intermediate region is curved with its both sides located at a higher position and its intermediate part located at a lower position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Shogo OKAMOTO, Shiro TAMURA, Minoru SUZUKI, Yusuke SHIBUYA, Shinya TAIKOU