Patents by Inventor Ryoji Suzuki

Ryoji 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).

  • Patent number: 10319770
    Abstract: The present technique aims to provide a solid-state imaging device that reduces shading and color mixing between pixels. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device. The present technique further relates to a solid-state imaging device that enables provision of an electronic apparatus that uses the solid-state imaging device, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device includes a substrate, pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit formed in the substrate, and a color filter layer formed on the light incidence surface side of the substrate. The solid-state imaging device also includes a device isolating portion that is formed to divide the color filter layer and the substrate for the respective pixels, and has a lower refractive index than the refractive indexes of the color filter layer and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10299672
    Abstract: A subjective optometric apparatus includes: a projection optical system that includes a target presenting unit configured to emit a target light flux, the projection optical system being configured to project, onto an examinee's eye, the target light flux emitted from the target presenting unit; a housing configured to accommodate the projection optical system; a presentation window configured to project the target light flux onto the examinee's eye by transmitting the target light flux emitted from the projection optical system and outputting the target light flux from an inside of the housing to an outside of the housing; and an observation unit configured to observe, via the presentation window, a positional relationship between the examinee's eye and an eye refractivity measuring unit configured to change an optical property of the target light flux output from the inside of the housing to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Shibata, Ryoji Suzuki, Yukito Hirayama, Hidenori Kanda
  • Patent number: 10306166
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device is provided, which includes a photodiode having a first conductivity type semiconductor area that is dividedly formed for each pixel; a first conductivity type transfer gate electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via a gate insulating layer in an area neighboring the photodiode, and transmitting signal charges generated and accumulated in the photodiode; a signal reading unit reading a voltage which corresponds to the signal charge or the signal charge; and an inversion layer induction electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via the gate insulating layer in an area covering a portion or the whole of the photodiode, and composed of a conductor or a semiconductor having a work function. An inversion layer is induced, which is formed by accumulating a second conductivity type carrier on a surface of the inversion layer induction electrode side of the semiconductor area through the inversion layer induction electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yorito Sakano, Takashi Abe, Keiji Mabuchi, Ryoji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Mori, Yoshiharu Kudoh, Fumihiko Koga, Takeshi Yanagita, Kazunobu Ota
  • Patent number: 10290312
    Abstract: A sound source separation device includes a first microphone that picks up a first voice, a second microphone that picks up a second voice, a first crosstalk canceller that removes, from a voice signal of the first microphone, first crosstalk caused when the second voice is picked up by the first microphone, and a second crosstalk canceller that removes, from a voice signal of the second microphone, second crosstalk caused when the first voice is picked up by the second microphone. The first crosstalk canceller uses a voice signal in which the second crosstalk is removed from the voice signal of the second microphone to estimate and calculate a first interference signal indicative of a degree of the first crosstalk, and to remove the calculated first interference signal from the voice signal of the first microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji Suzuki, Hiromasa Ohashi, Naoya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10236311
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic device capable of improving image quality of the solid-state imaging element. The solid-state imaging element includes a photoelectric conversion unit adapted to photoelectrically convert incident light incident from a predetermined incident surface. Also, the solid-state imaging element includes a wire arranged on a bottom surface side that is an opposite surface of the incident surface of the photoelectric conversion unit, and formed with a protruding pattern on a surface facing the photoelectric conversion unit. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging element such as a CMOS image sensor, and an electronic device including the solid-state imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoji Suzuki, Hitoshi Moriya, Atsuhiro Ando, Atsushi Masagaki
  • Publication number: 20190043911
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an imaging device designed to be able to reduce luminance unevenness. An imaging device includes a photodiode and a wiring layer formed on a surface facing the incident surface of the photodiode. A wiring line is formed in the wiring layer, and the wiring line in a pixel is formed in a different pattern from a pattern in a different pixel. Another imaging device including a photodiode and a wiring layer formed on a surface facing the incident surface of the photodiode. A wiring line is formed in the wiring layer. A gap having a different dielectric constant from the dielectric constant of the material forming the wiring layer is formed in the wiring layer, and the gap in a pixel is formed in a different pattern from a pattern in a different pixel. The present technology can be applied to imaging devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: MOTONARI HONDA, RYOJI SUZUKI, TAKESHI MATSUNUMA
  • Publication number: 20180220092
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus which can accurately extract a noise component so as to appropriately remove the noise component caused by stray light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: KOJI TAKAYA, RYOJI SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180153392
    Abstract: A subjective optometric apparatus includes: a projection optical system that includes a target presenting unit configured to emit a target light flux, the projection optical system being configured to project, onto an examinee's eye, the target light flux emitted from the target presenting unit; a housing configured to accommodate the projection optical system; a presentation window configured to project the target light flux onto the examinee's eye by transmitting the target light flux emitted from the projection optical system and outputting the target light flux from an inside of the housing to an outside of the housing; and an observation unit configured to observe, via the presentation window, a positional relationship between the examinee's eye and an eye refractivity measuring unit configured to change an optical property of the target light flux output from the inside of the housing to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori SHIBATA, Ryoji SUZUKI, Yukito HIRAYAMA, Hidenori KANDA
  • Publication number: 20180158467
    Abstract: A sound source separation device includes a first microphone that picks up a first voice, a second microphone that picks up a second voice, a first crosstalk canceller that removes, from a voice signal of the first microphone, first crosstalk caused when the second voice is picked up by the first microphone, and a second crosstalk canceller that removes, from a voice signal of the second microphone, second crosstalk caused when the first voice is picked up by the second microphone. The first crosstalk canceller uses a voice signal in which the second crosstalk is removed from the voice signal of the second microphone to estimate and calculate a first interference signal indicative of a degree of the first crosstalk, and to remove the calculated first interference signal from the voice signal of the first microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: RYOJI SUZUKI, HIROMASA OHASHI, NAOYA TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180115650
    Abstract: A two-way conversation assisting device includes a first microphone that enters a first voice, a first loudspeaker that outputs the first voice, a second microphone that enters a second voice, a second loudspeaker that outputs the second voice, and a first echo and crosstalk canceller. The first echo and crosstalk canceller estimates and calculates, using an input signal into the second loudspeaker, a first interference signal indicative of degrees of a first echo caused when the second voice output from the second loudspeaker enters into the first microphone and first crosstalk caused when the second voice enters into the first microphone, and removes the calculated first interference signal from an output signal of the first microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: RYOJI SUZUKI, HIROMASA OHASHI, NAOYA TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180026060
    Abstract: The present technique aims to provide a solid-state imaging device that reduces shading and color mixing between pixels. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device. The present technique further relates to a solid-state imaging device that enables provision of an electronic apparatus that uses the solid-state imaging device, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device includes a substrate, pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit formed in the substrate, and a color filter layer formed on the light incidence surface side of the substrate. The solid-state imaging device also includes a device isolating portion that is formed to divide the color filter layer and the substrate for the respective pixels, and has a lower refractive index than the refractive indexes of the color filter layer and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Ryoji SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9871985
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup device and an electronic apparatus capable of generating highly-accurate image pickup signals having a large dynamic range. Pixels each include a high-sensitivity pixel and a low-sensitivity pixel having a lower sensitivity than the high-sensitivity pixel. A control gate controls a potential of a photoelectric conversion device of the low-sensitivity pixel. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a CMOS image sensor that includes both the high-sensitivity pixel and the low-sensitivity pixel having a lower sensitivity than the high-sensitivity pixel and controls a potential of the photoelectric conversion device of the low-sensitivity pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kyohei Yoshimura, Atsushi Masagaki, Ikuo Yoshihara, Ryoji Suzuki, Takashi Machida, Shinichiro Izawa
  • Patent number: 9848768
    Abstract: A target presenting apparatus includes: a display for emitting a target light flux; a concave mirror for receiving the target light flux in such a manner as to displace the target light flux from an optical axis thereof; a housing for accommodating the concave mirror and the display therein; and an optical member, placed in the housing, for guiding the target light flux from the inside to the outside of the housing to present a target to an examinee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Kanazawa, Noriji Kawai, Ryoji Suzuki, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Yukito Hirayama, Kazunori Shibata
  • Patent number: 9812485
    Abstract: The present technique aims to provide a solid-state imaging device that reduces shading and color mixing between pixels. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device. The present technique further relates to a solid-state imaging device that enables provision of an electronic apparatus that uses the solid-state imaging device, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device includes a substrate, pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit formed in the substrate, and a color filter layer formed on the light incidence surface side of the substrate. The solid-state imaging device also includes a device isolating portion that is formed to divide the color filter layer and the substrate for the respective pixels, and has a lower refractive index than the refractive indexes of the color filter layer and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170237916
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device is provided, which includes a photodiode having a first conductivity type semiconductor area that is dividedly formed for each pixel; a first conductivity type transfer gate electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via a gate insulating layer in an area neighboring the photodiode, and transmitting signal charges generated and accumulated in the photodiode; a signal reading unit reading a voltage which corresponds to the signal charge or the signal charge; and an inversion layer induction electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via the gate insulating layer in an area covering a portion or the whole of the photodiode, and composed of a conductor or a semiconductor having a work function. An inversion layer is induced, which is formed by accumulating a second conductivity type carrier on a surface of the inversion layer induction electrode side of the semiconductor area through the inversion layer induction electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Yorito Sakano, Takashi Abe, Keiji Mabuchi, Ryoji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Mori, Yoshiharu Kudoh, Fumihiko Koga, Takeshi Yanagita, Kazunobu Ota
  • Publication number: 20170229503
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic device capable of improving image quality of the solid-state imaging element. The solid-state imaging element includes a photoelectric conversion unit adapted to photoelectrically convert incident light incident from a predetermined incident surface. Also, the solid-state imaging element includes a wire arranged on a bottom surface side that is an opposite surface of the incident surface of the photoelectric conversion unit, and formed with a protruding pattern on a surface facing the photoelectric conversion unit. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging element such as a CMOS image sensor, and an electronic device including the solid-state imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: RYOJI SUZUKI, HITOSHI MORIYA, ATSUHIRO ANDO, ATSUSHI MASAGAKI
  • Patent number: 9661194
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device is provided, which includes a photodiode having a first conductivity type semiconductor area that is dividedly formed for each pixel; a first conductivity type transfer gate electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via a gate insulating layer in an area neighboring the photodiode, and transmitting signal charges generated and accumulated in the photodiode; a signal reading unit reading a voltage which corresponds to the signal charge or the signal charge; and an inversion layer induction electrode formed on the semiconductor substrate via the gate insulating layer in an area covering a portion or the whole of the photodiode, and composed of a conductor or a semiconductor having a work function. An inversion layer is induced, which is formed by accumulating a second conductivity type carrier on a surface of the inversion layer induction electrode side of the semiconductor area through the inversion layer induction electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yorito Sakano, Takashi Abe, Keiji Mabuchi, Ryoji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Mori, Yoshiharu Kudoh, Fumihiko Koga, Takeshi Yanagita, Kazunobu Ota
  • Patent number: 9650938
    Abstract: Arranged are a selective reduction catalyst for reacting NOx in exhaust gas 2 with ammonia, an exhaust passage 5 for guiding the exhaust gas 2 to the selective reduction catalyst, and a urea water addition unit 4 incorporated in the exhaust passage 5 for adding urea water 3 into the exhaust gas 2. A portion of the exhaust passage 5 adjacent to an added position of the urea water 3 is constituted by a divisional piece 5a made of material having higher corrosive resistance to a substance produced by addition of the urea water 3 than that of a material constituting the remaining portion of the exhaust passage 5 other than the adjacent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: HINO MOTORS, LTD., ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Minoru Kowada, Toshiaki Kuroki, Ryoji Suzuki, Hiroshi Uchigata, Toshiyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9628729
    Abstract: An image sensor that has a pixel array section in which pixels are arrayed in a two-dimensional manner in vertical and horizontal directions and that controls an exposure time of each pixel in a rolling shutter method is disclosed. The sensor includes control means for determining an electronic shutter occurrence number within one horizontal scanning period, which is the number of rows where electronic shutters are simultaneously performed in one horizontal scanning period, by an operation based on an address addition amount (P1, P2, P3, . . . , PN) when a vertical address movement amount of the pixel array section for every one horizontal scanning period in an exposure regulation shutter, which is an electronic shutter for regulating exposure, executed corresponding to electric charge reading in each pixel is expressed as repetition of the address addition amount (P1, P2, P3, . . . , PN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Makino, Takahiro Abiru, Ryoji Suzuki, Masahiro Itoh
  • Publication number: 20170062498
    Abstract: The present technique aims to provide a solid-state imaging device that reduces shading and color mixing between pixels. The present invention also provides a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device. The present technique further relates to a solid-state imaging device that enables provision of an electronic apparatus that uses the solid-state imaging device, a method of manufacturing the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device includes a substrate, pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit formed in the substrate, and a color filter layer formed on the light incidence surface side of the substrate. The solid-state imaging device also includes a device isolating portion that is formed to divide the color filter layer and the substrate for the respective pixels, and has a lower refractive index than the refractive indexes of the color filter layer and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Ryoji SUZUKI