Patents by Inventor Naoya Kono

Naoya Kono 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: 20210116775
    Abstract: An optical modulator includes an input waveguide having a first width enabling a propagation of a light-beam in a single-mode, a tapered waveguide having an input end connected to the input waveguide and an output end having a second width larger than the first width, an optical demultiplexer having an input port connected to the output end, a first output port connected to a first arm waveguide, and a second output port connected to a second arm waveguide connected to the second output port, a first electrode disposed on the first arm waveguide, and a second electrode disposed on the second arm waveguide. The first arm waveguide has a third width larger than the first width. The first arm waveguide is located within a first strip region. The first strip region having a fourth width twice as large as the third width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya KONO
  • Patent number: 10824044
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: first and second resistive elements each having first and second contact areas, the first and second contact areas of the first resistive element being arranged in a direction of a first axis, the first and second contact areas of the second resistive element being arranged in a direction of a second axis; a common conductor connecting the first contact areas of the first and second resistive elements with each other; first and second waveguide structures each including a waveguide portion extending in a direction of a third axis intersecting the first and second axes; a first signal conductor connected to the waveguide portion of the first waveguide structure and the second contact area of the first resistive element; and a second signal conductor connected to the waveguide portion of the second waveguide structure and the second contact area of the second resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Kono, Masataka Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200341345
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes a first arm waveguide; a second arm waveguide; a conductive region for connecting the first arm waveguide and the second arm waveguide to each other; a differential transmission path including a first metal body and a second metal body connected to the first arm waveguide and the second arm waveguide, respectively, and a third metal body for a reference potential; and a capacitor connected between the conductive region and the third metal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya KONO
  • Patent number: 10725241
    Abstract: A spot-size converter includes: a support body that includes a main surface including a first to a fifth areas; a mesa structure that includes a first part on the first area and includes a second part on the second to the fourth areas; and an embedding structure that includes a first region and a second region in which a first and a second side-surfaces of the second part of the mesa structure are respectively embedded. The second part of the mesa structure includes a portion that has a width gradually decreasing in a direction from the third area toward the fifth area. The first region of the embedding structure extends along the first side-surface and terminates at one of the third and the fourth areas. The second region of the embedding structure extends along the second side-surface of the second part and is disposed on the fifth area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Kono, Takuo Hiratani, Masataka Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200105691
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor layer formed on a substrate; a first resin layer formed on the semiconductor layer; a second resin layer formed on the first resin layer; a first wiring layer that is formed on the semiconductor layer and is buried in the second resin layer; a second wiring layer that is formed on the second resin layer and the first wiring layer, and is electrically connected to the first wiring layer; and a first inorganic insulating film covering the second resin layer and the second wiring layer, wherein an area of the first wiring layer is larger than an area of the second wiring layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Watanabe, Naoya Kono, Takehiko Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10564509
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: a first semiconductor arm including a lower semiconductor region, an upper semiconductor layer, and a core layer disposed between the lower semiconductor region and the upper semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor arm including a lower semiconductor region, an upper semiconductor layer, and a core layer disposed between the lower semiconductor region and the upper semiconductor layer; a conductive semiconductor region connecting the lower semiconductor regions of the first and second semiconductor arms with each other; and a differential transmission line including a first signal transmitting conductor, a second signal transmitting conductor, and a reference potential conductor. The first and second signal transmitting conductors are coupled to the first and second semiconductor arms, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya Kono
  • Patent number: 10551644
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes an optical waveguide, first and second arm waveguides, an embedded area, an conductive semiconductor layer, first and second signal upper layers extending over the embedded area and connected to the first and second arm waveguides, a first ground upper layer extending over the embedded area along at least one of the first and the second signal upper layers, a ground lower layer connected to the first ground upper layer and extending through the embedded area along the and second first signal upper layers, and a first conductive upper layer connected to the ground lower layer and extending over the embedded area along at least one of the first and second signal upper layers. The ground lower layer extends between the optical waveguide, the first signal upper layer, and the second signal upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya Kono
  • Publication number: 20200004102
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: first and second resistive elements each having first and second contact areas, the first and second contact areas of the second resistive element being arranged in a direction of a first axis, the first and second contact areas of the second resistive element being arranged in a direction of a second axis; a common conductor connecting the first contact areas of the first and second resistive elements with each other; first and second waveguide structures each including a waveguide portion extending in a direction of a third axis intersecting the first and second axes; a first signal conductor connected to the waveguide portion of the first waveguide structure and the second contact area of the first resistive element; and a second signal conductor connected to the waveguide portion of the second waveguide structure and the second contact area of the second resistive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMOTO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya KONO, Masataka WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20190391332
    Abstract: A spot-size converter includes: a support body that includes a main surface including a first to a fifth areas; a mesa structure that includes a first part on the first area and includes a second part on the second to the fourth areas; and an embedding structure that includes a first region and a second region in which a first and a second side-surfaces of the second part of the mesa structure are respectively embedded. The second part of the mesa structure includes a portion that has a width gradually decreasing in a direction from the third area toward the fifth area. The first region of the embedding structure extends along the first side-surface and terminates at one of the third and the fourth areas. The second region of the embedding structure extends along the second side-surface of the second part and is disposed on the fifth area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Kono, Takuo Hiratani, Masataka Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20190353938
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes an optical waveguide, first and second arm waveguides, an embedded area, an conductive semiconductor layer, first and second signal upper layers extending over the embedded area and connected to the first and second arm waveguides, a first ground upper layer extending over the embedded area along at least one of the first and the second signal upper layers, a ground lower layer connected to the first ground upper layer and extending through the embedded area along the and second first signal upper layers, and a first conductive upper layer connected to the ground lower layer and extending over the embedded area along at least one of the first and second signal upper layers. The ground lower layer extends between the optical waveguide, the first signal upper layer, and the second signal upper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya KONO
  • Patent number: 10317770
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: a first arm waveguide having first to third waveguide portions, the third waveguide portion being curved to couple the first and second waveguide portions with each other; a second arm waveguide having first to third waveguide portions, the third waveguide portion being curved to couple the first and second waveguide portions with each other, and a differential signal conductor having first and second signal conductors for driving the first and second arm waveguides, respectively. The first signal conductor has a first conductor portion and a first intersecting conductor portion connected thereto. The second signal conductor has a first conductor portion and a second intersecting conductor portion connected thereto. One of the first and second intersecting conductor portions includes an upper conducting layer, and the other includes a lower conducting layer. The upper conducting layer extends on the lower conducting layer apart therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Kono, Jun Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20190094649
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: a first arm waveguide having first to third waveguide portions, the third waveguide portion being curved to couple the first and second waveguide portions with each other; a second arm waveguide having first to third waveguide portions, the third waveguide portion being curved to couple the first and second waveguide portions with each other, and a differential signal conductor having first and second signal conductors for driving the first and second arm waveguides, respectively. The first signal conductor has a first conductor portion and a first intersecting conductor portion connected thereto. The second signal conductor has a first conductor portion and a second intersecting conductor portion connected thereto. One of the first and second intersecting conductor portions includes an upper conducting layer, and the other includes a lower conducting layer. The upper conducting layer extends on the lower conducting layer apart therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Naoya KONO, Jun OTSUKA
  • Publication number: 20190072834
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: a first semiconductor arm including a lower semiconductor region, an upper semiconductor layer, and a core layer disposed between the lower semiconductor region and the upper semiconductor layer; a second semiconductor arm including a lower semiconductor region, an upper semiconductor layer, and a core layer disposed between the lower semiconductor region and the upper semiconductor layer; a conductive semiconductor region connecting the lower semiconductor regions of the first and second semiconductor arms with each other; and a differential transmission line including a first signal transmitting conductor, a second signal transmitting conductor, and a reference potential conductor. The first and second signal transmitting conductors are coupled to the first and second semiconductor arms, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya KONO
  • Publication number: 20190011800
    Abstract: A semiconductor optical modulator includes an input waveguide provided on a side of a substrate, a first and a second output waveguides provided on the same side of the substrate, a dividing portion optically connected to the input waveguide, eight arm waveguides optically connected to the dividing portion, a first multiplexing portion optically connecting four of the arm waveguides to the first output waveguide, a second multiplexing portion optically connecting the other four of the arm waveguides to the second output waveguide, and modulation electrodes provided on respective ones of the eight arm waveguides. The first and second output waveguides are arranged symmetrically about the input waveguide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko KIKUCHI, Naoya KONO
  • Patent number: 9971225
    Abstract: A spot size converter includes: a first semiconductor waveguide structure having a first width enabling single mode propagation; a second semiconductor waveguide structure having a second width greater than the first width, a second semiconductor waveguide structure including an end face for optically coupling with an external waveguide; a third semiconductor waveguide structure having a third width greater than the first and second widths, the third semiconductor waveguide structure being optically coupled to the second semiconductor waveguide structure; and a single tapered waveguide having a first end portion connected to the third semiconductor waveguide structure, and a second end portion connected to the first semiconductor waveguide structure, the single tapered waveguide having a width gradually changing in a direction from the first end portion to the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya Kono
  • Patent number: 9885936
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: a support having a principal surface, the principal surface having a first area, a second area, and a third area; a first structure including first and second semiconductor mesas disposed on the first and second areas, respectively; a second structure including a first strip-shaped semiconductor region on the second area, a second strip-shaped semiconductor region on the third area, and a first strip-shaped void and a second strip-shaped void defining the first and second strip-shaped semiconductor regions; a first electrode disposed on the first semiconductor mesa in the first area, the first strip-shaped semiconductor region of the second structure being disposed between the support and the second semiconductor mesa of the first structure in the second area, and the first and second semiconductor mesas, and the first and second strip-shaped semiconductor regions being arranged to constitute a first arm waveguide of the Mach-Zehnder modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Watanabe, Naoya Kono
  • Publication number: 20170343881
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder modulator includes: a support having a principal surface, the principal surface having a first area, a second area, and a third area; a first structure including first and second semiconductor mesas disposed on the first and second areas, respectively; a second structure including a first strip-shaped semiconductor region on the second area, a second strip-shaped semiconductor region on the third area, and a first strip-shaped void and a second strip-shaped void defining the first and second strip-shaped semiconductor regions; a first electrode disposed on the first semiconductor mesa in the first area, the first strip-shaped semiconductor region of the second structure being disposed between the support and the second semiconductor mesa of the first structure in the second area, and the first and second semiconductor mesas, and the first and second strip-shaped semiconductor regions being arranged to constitute a first arm waveguide of the Mach-Zehnder modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: MASATAKA WATANABE, NAOYA KONO
  • Publication number: 20170315419
    Abstract: A spot size converter includes: a first semiconductor waveguide structure having a first width enabling single mode propagation; a second semiconductor waveguide structure having a second width greater than the first width, a second semiconductor waveguide structure including an end face for optically coupling with an external waveguide; a third semiconductor waveguide structure having a third width greater than the first and second widths, the third semiconductor waveguide structure being optically coupled to the second semiconductor waveguide structure; and a single tapered waveguide having a first end portion connected to the third semiconductor waveguide structure, and a second end portion connected to the first semiconductor waveguide structure, the single tapered waveguide having a width gradually changing in a direction from the first end portion to the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya KONO
  • Patent number: 9638980
    Abstract: A modulator including: a Mach-Zehnder modulator that includes an optical waveguide disposed on a substrate, the optical waveguide including an electrode thereon; a resin layer disposed on the substrate, the resin layer embedding the optical waveguide, the resin layer having a groove arranged besides the optical waveguide; a termination resistor disposed on the substrate in the groove of the resin layer; and a first wiring disposed on the resin layer, the first wiring being connected to the termination resistor and the electrode of the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Yagi, Hirohiko Kobayashi, Naoya Kono, Takamitsu Kitamura
  • Patent number: 9563100
    Abstract: An optical semiconductor device including: a substrate having a principal surface; first and second optical waveguides disposed on the principal surface of the substrate, the first and second optical waveguides extending in a first direction, the second optical waveguide being arranged adjacent to the first optical waveguide in a second direction intersecting with the first direction; first and second signal electrodes disposed on the first and second optical waveguides; a resistor disposed on the principal surface, the resistor being arranged between the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide, the resistor being electrically connected to the first signal electrode and the second signal electrode; a resin layer disposed on the principal surface, top surfaces of the first and second signal electrodes, and the resistor; and a capacitor disposed on the resin layer, the capacitor being electrically connected to the resistor through an opening of the resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Masuyama, Naoya Kono, Daisuke Kimura, Hirohiko Kobayashi, Takamitsu Kitamura, Hideki Yagi