Patents by Inventor Noriyuki Fukushima

Noriyuki Fukushima 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: 10418394
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solid state imaging device including a support substrate; an imaging semiconductor chip having a pixel array disposed on the support substrate; and an image processing semiconductor chip disposed on the support substrate, wherein the imaging semiconductor chip and the image processing semiconductor chip are connected by through-vias, and interconnects formed on the support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10404102
    Abstract: A power feeding coil unit for wireless power transmission including a base portion with bottom having an opening on an upper end, a magnetic body having a plurality of magnetic plates disposed on a bottom surface of the base portion, a power feeding coil formed by winding a conductive wire on the magnetic body, a cover portion covering the opening of the base portion, and a rib extending from the base portion toward the cover portion between the plurality of magnetic plates and between the wires of the conductive wires, wherein, a distance between the rib and the cover portion is smaller than a distance between the power feeding coil and the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Sugasawa, Masayuki Kobayashi, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10396115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image sensor and a camera system capable of reducing the influence of noise at a connection between chips without a special circuit for communication and reducing the cost as a result. The semiconductor device includes: a first chip; and a second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip has mounted thereon a low-voltage transistor circuit having lower breakdown voltage than the high-voltage transistor circuit, and wiring between the first chip and the second chip is connected through a via formed in the first chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10319773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image sensor and a camera system capable of reducing the influence of noise at a connection between chips without a special circuit for communication and reducing the cost as a result. The semiconductor device includes: a first chip; and a second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip has mounted thereon a low-voltage transistor circuit having lower breakdown voltage than the high-voltage transistor circuit, and wiring between the first chip and the second chip is connected through a via formed in the first chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20190148436
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image sensor and a camera system capable of reducing the influence of noise at a connection between chips without a special circuit for communication and reducing the cost as a result. The semiconductor device includes: a first chip; and a second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip has mounted thereon a low-voltage transistor circuit having lower breakdown voltage than the high-voltage transistor circuit, and wiring between the first chip and the second chip is connected through a via formed in the first chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20180324376
    Abstract: A system and method for driving a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array unit including unit pixels. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter, column signal lines and a number of analog-digital converting units. The unit pixels are selectively controlled in units of rows. Analog signals output from the unit pixels in a row selected by the selective control though the column signal lines are converted to digital signals via the analog-digital converting units. The digital signals are added among a number of unit pixels via the analog-digital converting units. The added digital signals from the analog-digital converting units are read. Each unit pixel in the pixel array unit is selectively controlled in units of arbitrary rows, the analog-distal converting units being operable to performing the converting in a (a) normal-frame-rate mode and a (b) high-frame-rate mode in response to control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yoshinori Muramatsu, Yukihiko Yasui
  • Publication number: 20180288351
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging element including pixel signal read lines, and a pixel signal reading unit for reading pixel signals from a pixel unit via the pixel signal read line. The pixel unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element. In the pixel unit, a shared pixel in which an output node is shared among a plurality of pixels is formed, and a pixel signal of each pixel in the shared pixel is capable of being selectively output from the shared output node to a corresponding one of the pixel signal read lines. The pixel signal reading unit sets a bias voltage for a load element which is connected to the pixel signal read line and in which current dependent on a bias voltage flows in the load element, to a voltage causing a current value to be higher than current upon a reference bias voltage when there is no difference between added charge amounts, when addition of pixel signals of the respective pixels in the shared pixel is driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Kato, Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Takashi Suenaga, Toshiyuki Sugita
  • Patent number: 10057531
    Abstract: A system and method for driving a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array unit including unit pixels. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter, column signal lines and a number of analog-digital converting units. The unit pixels are selectively controlled in units of rows. Analog signals output from the unit pixels in a row selected by the selective control though the column signal lines are converted to digital signals via the analog-digital converting units. The digital signals are added among a number of unit pixels via the analog-digital converting units. The added digital signals from the analog-digital converting units are read. Each unit pixel in the pixel array unit is selectively controlled in units of arbitrary rows, the analog-distal converting units being operable to performing the converting in a (a) normal-frame-rate mode and a (b) high-frame-rate mode in response to control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yoshinori Muramatsu, Yukihiko Yasui
  • Publication number: 20180234654
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging element including pixel signal read lines, and a pixel signal reading unit for reading pixel signals from a pixel unit via the pixel signal read line. The pixel unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element. In the pixel unit, a shared pixel in which an output node is shared among a plurality of pixels is formed, and a pixel signal of each pixel in the shared pixel is capable of being selectively output from the shared output node to a corresponding one of the pixel signal read lines. The pixel signal reading unit sets a bias voltage for a load element which is connected to the pixel signal read line and in which current dependent on a bias voltage flows in the load element, to a voltage causing a current value to be higher than current upon a reference bias voltage when there is no difference between added charge amounts, when addition of pixel signals of the respective pixels in the shared pixel is driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Kato, Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Takashi Suenaga, Toshiyuki Sugita
  • Publication number: 20180184032
    Abstract: A system and method for driving a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array unit including unit pixels. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter, column signal lines and a number of analog-digital converting units. The unit pixels are selectively controlled in units of rows. Analog signals output from the unit pixels in a row selected by the selective control though the column signal lines are converted to digital signals via the analog-digital converting units. The digital signals are added among a number of unit pixels via the analog-digital converting units. The added digital signals from the analog-digital converting units are read. Each unit pixel in the pixel array unit is selectively controlled in units of arbitrary rows, the analog-distal converting units being operable to performing the converting in a (a) normal-frame-rate mode and a (b) high-frame-rate mode in response to control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yoshinori Muramatsu, Yukihiko Yasui
  • Patent number: 9972933
    Abstract: The present invention intends to suppress a contact probe from interfering with a guide plate to produce shavings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Electronic Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Teppei Kimura, Noriyuki Fukushima, Atsuo Urata, Naoki Arita, Tomoyuki Takeda
  • Patent number: 9973718
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging element including pixel signal read lines, and a pixel signal reading unit for reading pixel signals from a pixel unit via the pixel signal read line. The pixel unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element. In the pixel unit, a shared pixel in which an output node is shared among a plurality of pixels is formed, and a pixel signal of each pixel in the shared pixel is capable of being selectively output from the shared output node to a corresponding one of the pixel signal read lines. The pixel signal reading unit sets a bias voltage for a load element which is connected to the pixel signal read line and in which current dependent on a bias voltage flows in the load element, to a voltage causing a current value to be higher than current upon a reference bias voltage when there is no difference between added charge amounts, when addition of pixel signals of the respective pixels in the shared pixel is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Kato, Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Takashi Suenaga, Toshiyuki Sugita
  • Publication number: 20180123608
    Abstract: A DA converter includes a first DA conversion section for obtaining an analog output signal in accordance with a digital input signal value, and a second DA conversion section for obtaining an analog gain control output signal in accordance with a digital gain control input signal value. In the DA converter, the gain control of the analog output signal generated by the first DA conversion section is performed on the basis of the gain control output signal generated by the second DA conversion section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Go Asayama, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yoshikazu Nitta, Yoshinori Muramatsu, Kiyotaka Amano
  • Patent number: 9954024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image sensor and a camera system capable of reducing the influence of noise at a connection between chips without a special circuit for communication and reducing the cost as a result. The semiconductor device includes: a first chip; and a second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip has mounted thereon a low-voltage transistor circuit having lower breakdown voltage than the high-voltage transistor circuit, and wiring between the first chip and the second chip is connected through a via formed in the first chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9942505
    Abstract: A system and method for driving a solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array unit including unit pixels. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter, column signal lines and a number of analog-digital converting units. The unit pixels are selectively controlled in units of rows. Analog signals output from the unit pixels in a row selected by the selective control though the column signal lines are converted to digital signals via the analog-digital converting units. The digital signals are added among a number of unit pixels via the analog-digital converting units. The added digital signals from the analog-digital converting units are read. Each unit pixel in the pixel array unit is selectively controlled in units of arbitrary rows, the analog-distal converting units being operable to performing the converting in a (a) normal-frame-rate mode and a (b) high-frame-rate mode in response to control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nitta, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yoshinori Muramatsu, Yukihiko Yasui
  • Publication number: 20180097031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image sensor and a camera system capable of reducing the influence of noise at a connection between chips without a special circuit for communication and reducing the cost as a result. The semiconductor device includes: a first chip; and a second chip, wherein the first chip and the second chip are bonded to have a stacked structure, the first chip has a high-voltage transistor circuit mounted thereon, the second chip has mounted thereon a low-voltage transistor circuit having lower breakdown voltage than the high-voltage transistor circuit, and wiring between the first chip and the second chip is connected through a via formed in the first chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Shunichi Sukegawa, Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9908426
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle information unit that has information about a positional relationship between axles and a power receiving unit, so it is possible to move a power feeding unit to a position at which the power feeding unit faces the power receiving unit, according to the information about the positional relationship between the axles and the power receiving unit. In a system, a power feeding apparatus moves a power feeding unit to a position at which the power feeding unit faces the power receiving unit, according to a result of a comparison between information about a positional relationship between the axles of a vehicle and the power receiving unit in it and information that identifies the vehicle and to parking lot information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9882574
    Abstract: A DA converter includes a first DA conversion section for obtaining an analog output signal in accordance with a digital input signal value, and a second DA conversion section for obtaining an analog gain control output signal in accordance with a digital gain control input signal value. In the DA converter, the gain control of the analog output signal generated by the first DA conversion section is performed on the basis of the gain control output signal generated by the second DA conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Go Asayama, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yoshikazu Nitta, Yoshinori Muramatsu, Kiyotaka Amano
  • Publication number: 20170346211
    Abstract: The present invention intends to suppress a contact probe from interfering with a guide plate to produce shavings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Japan Electronic Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Teppei Kimura, Noriyuki Fukushima, Atsuo Urata, Naoki Arita, Tomoyuki Takeda
  • Patent number: RE47388
    Abstract: The present invention provides an agent for alleviating side effects caused by use of an anti-tumor agent, which contains 5-chloro-6-(2-iminopyrrolidin-1-yl)methyl-2,4(1H,3H-pyrimidi nedione (1) represented by formula (1): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The 5-chloro-6-(2-iminopyrrolidin-1-yl)methyl-2,4(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof exhibit an inflammatory-suppressing action in the digestive tract and advantageously alleviate diarrhea and loss of body weight concomitant with administration of a chemical for treating cancer without suppressing the anti-tumor effect. Thus, the compounds of the present invention are of great value as agents for alleviating side effects caused by use of an anti-tumor agent, which enable not only the chemotherapy to be continuedly carried out, but also the body exhaustion to be effectively prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Fukushima, Noriyuki Yamamoto, Norihiko Suzuki