Patents by Inventor Nobutaka Suzuki

Nobutaka 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: 20200027743
    Abstract: The etching mask 80 for screen printing according to one embodiment of the present invention includes aliphatic polycarbonate. Further, the method of producing an oxide layer (the channel 44) according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: an etching-mask forming step of forming a pattern of the etching mask 80 including aliphatic polycarbonate; a contact step of, after the etching-mask forming step, contacting the oxide layer with a solution for dissolving a portion of the oxide layer (the channel 44) which is not protected by the etching mask 80; and a heating step of, after the contact step, heating the oxide layer (the channel 44) and the etching mask 80 to or above a temperature at which the etching mask 80 is decomposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi INOUE, Tatsuya SHIMODA, Kazuhiro FUKADA, Kiyoshi NISHIOKA, Nobutaka FUJIMOTO, Masahiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10538060
    Abstract: A heat insulating glass unit for vehicle includes a laminated glass in which a first glass plate and a second glass plate are bonded to each other via an intermediate film; a color tone compensation film arranged on at least one surface of the laminated glass; a transparent conductive layer mainly including an ITO arranged on the color tone compensation film; and an upper part layer arranged on the transparent conductive layer. A refraction index of the upper part layer for a light with a wavelength of 630 nm is 1.7 or less. The color tone compensation film has at least first and second layers. The first layer is arranged at a position closer to the laminated glass than the second layer. A refraction index of the first layer for a light with a wavelength of 630 nm is greater than a refraction index of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotomo Kawahara, Ryota Nakamura, Kenichi Suzuki, Nobutaka Aomine
  • Publication number: 20200014874
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image pickup element, a control method, and an image pickup device which realize easier and more diversified data output. In one aspect of the present technology, a plurality of signal lines for transmitting a pixel signal read from a pixel is allocated to each column, and different reading modes of the pixel signals are respectively allocated to the signal lines of each column. Regarding each column of the pixel array connected to the pixel corresponding to the mode, the pixel signal is read from the pixel connected to the signal line corresponding to the reading mode of the pixel signal in the mode, and the read pixel signal is transmitted via the signal line. The present technology is applied to, for example, an image pickup element and an image pickup device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki KAWAZU, Atsushi SUZUKI, Takashi SHOJI, Masashi AKAMATSU, Nobutaka SHIMAMURA, Hayato WAKABAYASHI, Yuuki YAMAGATA, Norihiro NIKAI, Tohru KIKAWADA, Takumi OKA, Toshiki KAINUMA
  • Patent number: 10516839
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image sensor, an imaging method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of improving the image quality. It includes a plurality of signal lines for reading signals from pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, each of the plurality of signal lines being provided for one column of pixels, and a fixing unit configured to fix the potential of the plurality of signal lines to a predetermined potential, is started. The fixing unit fixes the potential of the plurality of signal lines before an operation of resetting the pixel. It is possible to fix the potential of the signal line to a predetermined potential before reading of the signal from the pixel, and to prevent the image quality from degrading due to the discrepancy in the potential when reading is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Shimamura, Atsushi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10484634
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image pickup element, a control method, and an image pickup device which realize easier and more diversified data output. In one aspect of the present technology, a plurality of signal lines for transmitting a pixel signal read from a pixel is allocated to each column, and different reading modes of the pixel signals are respectively allocated to the signal lines of each column. Regarding each column of the pixel array connected to the pixel corresponding to the mode, the pixel signal is read from the pixel connected to the signal line corresponding to the reading mode of the pixel signal in the mode, and the read pixel signal is transmitted via the signal line. The present technology is applied to, for example, an image pickup element and an image pickup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kawazu, Atsushi Suzuki, Takashi Shoji, Masashi Akamatsu, Nobutaka Shimamura, Hayato Wakabayashi, Yuuki Yamagata, Norihiro Nikai, Tohru Kikawada, Takumi Oka, Toshiki Kainuma
  • Patent number: 10447956
    Abstract: Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuitry may receive multiple analog signals and output corresponding digital signals. During the conversion process, comparators may receive the analog signals and a ramp waveform and compare the two inputs to generate logic signals. The logic signals correspond to digital signals that are outputted by ADC circuitry. To enable offset distribution capabilities, offset distribution circuitry may be selectively coupled to the inputs of the comparators. The offset distribution circuitry may include switches that couples a voltage supply providing reference voltages to the comparators. The reference voltages may be conveyed via a capacitor to the comparators as offset voltages. The offset voltages may provide may be different for different ADC units to offset power consumption of different ADC units and reduce power surges in power sources coupled to ADC circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nobutaka Shimamura, Kazuhisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10400336
    Abstract: An aliphatic polycarbonate, an oxide precursor, and an oxide layer are provided, which are capable of controlling stringiness, when a thin film that can be employed for an electronic device or a semiconductor element is formed by a printing method. In an oxide precursor of the present invention, a compound of metal to be oxidized into a metal oxide is dispersed in a solution containing a binder (possibly including inevitable impurities) made of aliphatic polycarbonates, and an aliphatic polycarbonate having a molecular weight of 6000 or more and 400000 or less constitutes 80% by mass or more of all the aliphatic polycarbonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Satoshi Inoue, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Nobutaka Fujimoto, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190199949
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image sensor, an imaging method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of improving the image quality. It includes a plurality of signal lines for reading signals from pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, each of the plurality of signal lines being provided for one column of pixels, and a fixing unit configured to fix the potential of the plurality of signal lines to a predetermined potential, is started. The fixing unit fixes the potential of the plurality of signal lines before an operation of resetting the pixel. It is possible to fix the potential of the signal line to a predetermined potential before reading of the signal from the pixel, and to prevent the image quality from degrading due to the discrepancy in the potential when reading is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobutaka SHIMAMURA, Atsushi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10112399
    Abstract: A liquid jet apparatus comprises a liquid jet head, a carriage carrying the liquid jet head in a side-to-side direction, a liquid flow channel, and a liquid container in fluid communication with the liquid jet head through the liquid flow channel. The liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber arranged along a front/back direction orthogonal to the side-to-side direction; a liquid outlet port, from which the liquid contained in the liquid containing chamber flows to the liquid flow channel; and a liquid inlet port, through which the liquid is injected into the liquid containing chamber. The liquid inlet port has an end surface that does not face in a vertical direction relative to a normal posture of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10086433
    Abstract: A process for producing an electrode material by infiltrating a highly conductive metal such as Cu into a porous object containing heat-resistant elements. Before an infiltration step in which the highly conductive metal is infiltrated, a HIP treatment is given to a powder containing the heat-resistant elements (or to a molded object obtained by molding a powder containing the heat-resistant elements). The composition is controlled so that the HIP treatment yields a porous object which has a degree of filling of 70% or higher, more preferably 75% or higher. The highly conductive metal is infiltrated into the porous object having the controlled composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20180178561
    Abstract: The invention provides a printing system and an extension unit that can transport media of any specified sizes appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA, Soshi OKAWA, Nobutaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9959986
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode material, provided to involve: (i) a provisional sintering step of sintering a mixed powder containing a powder of a heat resistant element and a powder of Cr to obtain a solid solution where the heat resistant element and Cr are dissolved; (ii) a pulverizing step of pulverizing the solid solution to obtain a powder; (iii) a main sintering step of sintering a molded body obtained by molding the powder of the solid solution, to produce a sintered body; and (iv) a Cu infiltration step of infiltrating the sintered body with Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20170232520
    Abstract: A process for producing an electrode material by infiltrating a highly conductive metal such as Cu into a porous object containing heat-resistant elements. Before an infiltration step in which the highly conductive metal is infiltrated, a HIP treatment is given to a powder containing the heat-resistant elements (or to a molded object obtained by molding a powder containing the heat-resistant elements). The composition is controlled so that the HIP treatment yields a porous object which has a degree of filling of 70% or higher, more preferably 75% or higher. The highly conductive metal is infiltrated into the porous object having the controlled composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9724759
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode material, involving: (i) a step of preparing a powder of a solid solution of Cr and a heat resistant material selected from the group consisting of Mo, W, Ta, Nb, V and Zr, wherein either a peak corresponding to Cr element or a peak corresponding to the heat resistant element, which are observed by X ray diffraction measurement made on the powder of the solid solution, disappears; (ii) a step of molding the powder of the solid solution to obtain a molded body and then sintering the molded body to produce a sintered body; and (iii) a Cu infiltration step of infiltrating the sintered body with Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9719155
    Abstract: A composite metal where a phase of particles of solid solution is uniformly dispersed in a Cu phase, the solid solution containing a solid solution of a heat resistant element selected from Mo, W, Ta, Nb, V and Zr and Cr. The composite metal is provided to contain: 20-70% of Cu; 1.5-64% of Cr; and 6-76% of a heat resistant element by weight relative to the composite metal, wherein a remainder is comprised of inevitable impurities. In the composite metal, the particles of the solid solution, contained in the composite metal, are provided to have an average particle diameter of not larger than 20 ?m and to uniformly disperse in the Cu phase with an index of the dispersion state of not higher than 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kitakizaki, Keita Ishikawa, Shota Hayashi, Nobutaka Suzuki, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20170069438
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrode material, provided to involve: (i) a provisional sintering step of sintering a mixed powder containing a powder of a heat resistant element and a powder of Cr to obtain a solid solution where the heat resistant element and Cr are dissolved; (ii) a pulverizing step of pulverizing the solid solution to obtain a powder; (iii) a main sintering step of sintering a molded body obtained by molding the powder of the solid solution, to produce a sintered body; and (iv) a Cu infiltration step of infiltrating the sintered body with Cu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI, Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170066055
    Abstract: An electrode material wherein Cr-containing particles are finely miniaturized and uniformly dispersed while a Cu portion, which is highly conductive component, is also finely miniaturized and uniformly dispersed. The electrode material is prepared, for example, by: a mixing step (S1) for mixing a Cr powder and a heat resistant element powder; a provisional sintering step (S2) for provisionally sintering the mixed powder to obtain a solid solution of Cr and the heat resistant element; a pulverizing step (S3) for pulverizing the solid solution of Cr and the heat resistant element to obtain a solid solution powder of Cr and the heat resistant element; a molding step (S4) for molding the solid solution powder; a main sintering step (S5) for performing main sintering of the obtained molded body to obtain a sintered body (skeleton) of Cr and the heat resistant element; and a Cu infiltration step (S6) for infiltrating the sintered body of Cr and the heat resistant element with Cu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI, Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20160369373
    Abstract: A composite metal where a phase of particles of solid solution is uniformly dispersed in a Cu phase, the solid solution containing a solid solution of a heat resistant element selected from Mo, W, Ta, Nb, V and Zr and Cr. The composite metal is provided to contain: 20-70% of Cu; 1.5-64% of Cr; and 6-76% of a heat resistant element by weight relative to the composite metal, wherein a remainder is comprised of inevitable impurities. In the composite metal, the particles of the solid solution, contained in the composite metal, are provided to have an average particle diameter of not larger than 20 ?m and to uniformly disperse in the Cu phase with an index of the dispersion state of not higher than 1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru KITAKIZAKI, Keita ISHIKAWA, Shota HAYASHI, Nobutaka SUZUKI, Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20160159099
    Abstract: A liquid jet apparatus comprises a liquid jet head, a carriage carrying the liquid jet head in a side-to-side direction, a liquid flow channel, and a liquid container in fluid communication with the liquid jet head through the liquid flow channel. The liquid container includes a liquid containing chamber arranged along a front/back direction orthogonal to the side-to-side direction; a liquid outlet port, from which the liquid contained in the liquid containing chamber flows to the liquid flow channel; and a liquid inlet port, through which the liquid is injected into the liquid containing chamber. The liquid inlet port has an end surface that does not face in a vertical direction relative to a normal posture of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9290001
    Abstract: A liquid container includes an ink chamber containing an ink to be supplied via a tube to a liquid ejecting head consuming the ink; an outlet port from which the ink contained in the ink chamber flows to the tube side; an injection port through which the ink can be injected into the ink chamber; and an air intake port taking air into the ink chamber from a further vertically upper position than a liquid level of the ink when the ink is contained in the ink chamber. If the ink equal to 5% of containing capacity containable in the ink chamber flows from the outlet port, the liquid container has an area where a fluctuation range of the liquid level of the ink inside the ink chamber becomes 5% or less of the cubic root of the containing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoma Kudo, Takashi Koase, Toshiya Okada, Yasunori Koike, Tetsuya Takamoto, Nobutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Tamai, Toru Nakazawa, Katsutomo Tsukahara, Masayuki Kanazawa, Naofumi Mimura, Keigo Iizawa, Yutaka Kobayashi