Patents by Inventor Motohiro Takahashi

Motohiro Takahashi 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: 10600614
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a stage device capable of improving field-of-view positioning accuracy of a stage having a Z-axis mechanism. The invention is directed to a sample stage device having a first table that moves a sample in a first direction, a second driving mechanism that moves the first table in a second direction different from the first direction, and a part having a function of moving a laser interferometer optical axis that measures the position of the first table, in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Tomotaka Shibazaki, Hironori Ogawa, Naruo Watanabe, Takanori Kato
  • Patent number: 10586676
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a charged particle beam device capable of correcting an image drift caused by stage deformation or the like during imaging immediately after stage movement. In order to achieve the above object, proposed is a charged particle beam device including: a sample chamber; a sample stage arranged in the sample chamber; a charged particle beam source which releases a charged particle beam; a deflector which deflects the charged particle beam released from the charged particle beam source; a focusing lens which focuses the charged particle beam; and a control device that controls the sample stage and the deflector, in which the control device calculates a deflection signal to be supplied to the deflector based on a thrust information when driving of the sample stage and a coefficient assigned for each position of the sample stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Kato, Motohiro Takahashi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Hironori Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20190378678
    Abstract: Provided is a stage apparatus that reduces thermal deformation and temperature rise in an upper table on which a sample is mounted and a charged particle beam apparatus including the stage apparatus. The stage apparatus includes: an upper stage that moves an upper table on which a sample is mounted in a first direction; a middle stage that moves a middle table on which the upper stage is mounted in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a lower stage that moves a lower table on which the middle stage is mounted in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction. The upper table and the middle table use a material having a smaller thermal expansion coefficient than in a material of the lower table, and the lower table uses a material having higher thermal conductivity than in the material of the upper table and the middle table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Akira NISHIOKA, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Tomotaka SHIBAZAKI, Hironori OGAWA, Naruo WATANABE, Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Takanori KATO
  • Publication number: 20190311876
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a charged particle radiation device capable of performing appropriate vibration suppression control in accordance with a device condition. To achieve the purpose, proposed is a charged particle radiation device provided with: a sample stage for supporting a sample irradiated with a charged particle beam emitted from a charged particle source; and a vacuum chamber for placing the atmosphere in which the sample is disposed in a vacuum state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kentaro SHIGEOKA, Takanori KATO, Kazuhiro MORITA, Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Masao SAIDA
  • Publication number: 20190259567
    Abstract: To provide a lightweight and highly rigid stage device that can move in X and Y directions and a Z direction, and a charged particle beam device including the stage device. A stage device includes a chuck that is loaded with a sample, an XY stage that moves in X and Y directions, and a Z stage that moves in a Z direction. The Z stage includes: an inclined part that is fixed to the XY stage and includes an inclined surface inclined with respect to an XY plane; a movement part that moves on the inclined surface; and a table that is fixed to the movement part and is provided with the a plane parallel to the XY plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Tomotaka SHIBAZAKI, Naruo WATANABE, Akira NISHIOKA, Takanori KATO, Hironori OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190252151
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus including: an XY stage on which a sample is placed; a charged particle beam source which irradiates the sample with a charged particle beam; a detector which detects charged particles emitted from the sample upon the irradiation with the charged particle beam; an image generator which generates an SEM image of the sample based on a detection signal output by the detector; and a controller configured to set control parameters based on a movement starting point and a movement ending point of the XY stage and control a driving unit for moving the XY stage according to the control parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takanori KATO, Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Naruo WATANABE, Akira NISHIOKA, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Hironori OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10366912
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a stage apparatus that realizes compatibility between long stroke driving and reduction of a burden on a drive mechanism. In order to achieve the above object, there is suggested a stage apparatus including a first table that moves a sample in a first direction, a second table that moves the first table in a second direction different from the first direction, moving mechanisms that move the tables, respectively, a movable body that supports a moving mechanism, and a third moving mechanism that moves the movable body so as to follow the second table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Naruo Watanabe, Hironori Ogawa, Takanori Kato, Akira Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10367223
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes power generation cells stacked in a stacking direction. Each of the power generation cells includes a membrane electrode assembly and a separator. The membrane electrode assembly includes an electrolyte membrane, and electrodes between which the electrolyte membrane is sandwiched in the stacking direction. The separator is stacked on the membrane electrode assembly in the stacking direction. The power generation cells are sandwiched between end plates in the stacking direction. A resin fluid manifold member is disposed on one of the end plates opposite to the power generation cells in the stacking direction and through which a fluid is to flow. The resin fluid manifold member has a contact surface which is in contact with the one of the end plates. The resin fluid manifold member includes recessed portions provided in the contact surface and ribs provided between the recessed portions in the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Jun Kondo, Hiromitsu Sato
  • Publication number: 20190228947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a charged particle beam device capable of suppressing table deformation caused by movement of a rolling element of a guide with a simple configuration, and a strain isolation guide structure, a stage using the guide structure, and a charged particle beam device using the stage are proposed, the strain isolation guide structure being characterized in that, in a sample stage including a linear guide including a carriage (201), a rolling element, and a guide rail (202), and a table (105), the carriage (201) and the table (105) are connected via an adapter (401) as an elastically deformable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Hironori OGAWA, Takanori KATO
  • Publication number: 20190108970
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a charged particle beam device capable of correcting an image drift caused by stage deformation or the like during imaging immediately after stage movement. In order to achieve the above object, proposed is a charged particle beam device including: a sample chamber; a sample stage arranged in the sample chamber; a charged particle beam source which releases a charged particle beam; a deflector which deflects the charged particle beam released from the charged particle beam source; a focusing lens which focuses the charged particle beam; and a control device that controls the sample stage and the deflector, in which the control device calculates a deflection signal to be supplied to the deflector based on a thrust information when driving of the sample stage and a coefficient assigned for each position of the sample stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takanori KATO, Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Hironori OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20190103246
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a stage device capable of improving field-of-view positioning accuracy of a stage having a Z-axis mechanism. The invention is directed to a sample stage device having a first table (105) that moves a sample in a first direction, a second driving mechanism (601) that moves the first table in a second direction different from the first direction, and a part having a function of moving a laser interferometer optical axis (115) that measures the position of the first table, in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Tomotaka SHIBAZAKI, Hironori OGAWA, Naruo WATANABE, Takanori KATO
  • Patent number: 10115981
    Abstract: An oxygen-containing gas discharge manifold member is provided for a first end plate of a fuel cell stack. The oxygen-containing gas discharge manifold member has a first opening connected to a non-circular oxygen-containing gas discharge passage and a second opening connected to a circular external pipe. In a front view of the first end plate, in an area where the opening shape of the first opening and the opening shape of the second opening are overlapped with each other a sensing part is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Hiroaki Ohta
  • Publication number: 20180309152
    Abstract: A fuel battery stack is provided with: hole portions formed in a coolant supplying manifold; cylindrical collar members provided in the hole portions; and fastening bolts inserted in the cylindrical collar members and screwed in a second end plate. On the inner circumferential surface of each of the hole portions, a plurality of projections that support the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical collar member are provided so as to protrude radially inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Jun Kondo, Mitsuru Ikeo, Hiromitsu Sato
  • Publication number: 20180247855
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a stage apparatus that realizes compatibility between long stroke driving and reduction of a burden on a drive mechanism. In order to achieve the above object, there is suggested a stage apparatus including a first table that moves a sample in a first direction, a second table that moves the first table in a second direction different from the first direction, moving mechanisms that move the tables, respectively, a movable body that supports a moving mechanism, and a third moving mechanism that moves the movable body so as to follow the second table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Masaki MIZUOCHI, Shuichi NAKAGAWA, Naruo WATANABE, Hironori OGAWA, Takanori KATO, Akira NISHIOKA
  • Patent number: 10056226
    Abstract: There is proposed a column supporting structure that includes a viscoelastic sheet, a supporting plate which holds the viscoelastic sheet, and a fixation portion which connects the supporting plate to each lens barrel. The viscoelastic sheet is disposed to extend in a plane perpendicular to one lens barrel or the other lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohiro Takahashi, Yoshimasa Fukushima, Katsunori Onuki, Tetsuya Niibori
  • Patent number: 9905393
    Abstract: A stage apparatus is provided including a base, a table that is movable relative to the base, a drive mechanism that moves the table, a pressing mechanism that presses the table, a position detection device that detects a location of the table, and a control device that controls the pressing mechanism. The table is moved in a predetermined moving direction relative to the base by the drive mechanism. The table is pressed by the pressing mechanism in a direction different from the moving direction. The control device, which is connected to the position detection device, controls the pressing mechanism to press the table at a stop position of the table. The control device controls the pressing mechanism based on locations of the table before and after being pressed, a correction amount indicating a difference between the locations, and a target location of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Ogawa, Masaki Mizuochi, Shuichi Nakagawa, Motohiro Takahashi, Takanori Kato
  • Publication number: 20170263969
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes a coolant channel provided between a first separator of a first power generation cell among power generation cells and a second separator of a second power generation cell among the power generation cells which is adjacent to the first power generation cell. A coolant manifold is connected to the coolant channel. A coolant manifold end member is connected to the coolant manifold. The coolant manifold end member includes an air vent wall having an opening provided at an uppermost position of the coolant manifold end member in a height direction of the fuel cell stack. The coolant manifold end member includes a wall which surrounds the air vent wall and which is thinner than the air vent wall. The air vent pipe protrudes from the air vent wall. The air vent pipe and the coolant manifold end member are integrally made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke NARA, Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Daisuke OKONOGI
  • Publication number: 20170250054
    Abstract: There is proposed a column supporting structure that includes a viscoelastic sheet, a supporting plate which holds the viscoelastic sheet, and a fixation portion which connects the supporting plate to each lens barrel. The viscoelastic sheet is disposed to extend in a plane perpendicular to one lens barrel or the other lens barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Yoshimasa FUKUSHIMA, Katsunori ONUKI, Tetsuya NIIBORI
  • Publication number: 20170133702
    Abstract: A fuel cell stack includes power generation cells stacked in a stacking direction. Each of the power generation cells includes a membrane electrode assembly and a separator. The membrane electrode assembly includes an electrolyte membrane, and electrodes between which the electrolyte membrane is sandwiched in the stacking direction. The separator is stacked on the membrane electrode assembly in the stacking direction. The power generation cells are sandwiched between end plates in the stacking direction. A resin fluid manifold member is disposed on one of the end plates opposite to the power generation cells in the stacking direction and through which a fluid is to flow. The resin fluid manifold member has a contact surface which is in contact with the one of the end plates. The resin fluid manifold member includes recessed portions provided in the contact surface and ribs provided between the recessed portions in the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Jun KONDO, Hiromitsu SATO
  • Publication number: 20170092965
    Abstract: An oxygen-containing gas discharge manifold member is provided for a first end plate of a fuel cell stack. The oxygen-containing gas discharge manifold member has a first opening connected to a non-circular oxygen-containing gas discharge passage and a second opening connected to a circular external pipe. In a front view of the first end plate, in an area where the opening shape of the first opening and the opening shape of the second opening are overlapped with each other a sensing part is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Motohiro TAKAHASHI, Hiroaki OHTA