Patents by Inventor Shigeru Nishimura

Shigeru Nishimura 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: 9945471
    Abstract: A lubricating apparatus of the present invention is applied to a transmission having a plurality of rotating shafts, and includes a first rotating shaft having a first oil passage, a second rotating shaft, and an impeller fixed to an axial end of the first rotating shaft. The impeller is arranged in a first oil storage chamber communicated with an outlet of the first oil passage. The impeller rotates with the first rotating shaft to scatter oil, and supplies the oil to the second rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiji Itoo, Ayumi Hamada, Shigeru Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9825077
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion region having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a first MOS transistor configured to read a signal in response to an electric charge of each photoelectric conversion element; and a peripheral circuit region having a second MOS transistor configured to drive the first MOS transistor and/or amplify the signal read from the photoelectric conversion region, the photoelectric conversion region and the peripheral circuit region being located on the same semiconductor substrate, wherein an impurity concentration in a drain of the first MOS transistor is lower than an impurity concentration in a drain of the second MOS transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanori Watanabe, Tetsuya Itano, Hidekazu Takahashi, Shunsuke Takimoto, Kotaro Abukawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Shigeru Nishimura, Masatsugu Itahashi
  • Publication number: 20170108109
    Abstract: A lubricating apparatus of the present invention is applied to a transmission having a plurality of rotating shafts, and includes a first rotating shaft having a first oil passage, a second rotating shaft, and an impeller fixed to an axial end of the first rotating shaft. The impeller is arranged in a first oil storage chamber communicated with an outlet of the first oil passage. The impeller rotates with the first rotating shaft to scatter oil, and supplies the oil to the second rotating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Seiji ITOO, Ayumi HAMADA, Shigeru NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 9587731
    Abstract: A lubricating apparatus includes a rotating shaft disposed horizontally; a supporting wall supporting the rotating shaft with a bearing; an oil chamber surrounded by the supporting wall and the rotating shaft; an oil passage extending within the rotating shaft and communicating with lubricating portions; an oil intake portion for receiving and supplying the oil to the oil chamber; and a plurality of guide ribs formed in the supporting wall. The guide ribs are adapted to form at least two oil flow paths from a radially-outer portion of the oil chamber toward a center portion of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150325610
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion region having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a first MOS transistor configured to read a signal in response to an electric charge of each photoelectric conversion element; and a peripheral circuit region having a second MOS transistor configured to drive the first MOS transistor and/or amplify the signal read from the photoelectric conversion region, the photoelectric conversion region and the peripheral circuit region being located on the same semiconductor substrate, wherein an impurity concentration in a drain of the first MOS transistor is lower than an impurity concentration in a drain of the second MOS transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Takanori Watanabe, Tetsuya Itano, Hidekazu Takahashi, Shunsuke Takimoto, Kotaro Abukawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Shigeru Nishimura, Masatsugu Itahashi
  • Publication number: 20150060207
    Abstract: A lubricating apparatus includes a rotating shaft disposed horizontally; a supporting wall supporting the rotating shaft with a bearing; an oil chamber surrounded by the supporting wall and the rotating shaft; an oil passage which extends within the rotating shaft and is communicated with lubricating portions; an oil intake portion for taking and supplying the oil to the oil chamber; and a plurality of guide ribs formed in the supporting wall, wherein the guide ribs are adapted to form at least two oil flow paths from a radially-outer portion of the oil chamber toward a center portion of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeru NISHIMURA
  • Patent number: 8866205
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device is disclosed. The photoelectric conversion device includes a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of photoelectric converters, a multilayer wiring structure arranged on the semiconductor substrate, and a planarized layer arranged on the multilayer wiring structure. The multilayer wiring structure includes a first wiring layer, an interlayer insulation film arranged to cover the first wiring layer, and a second wiring layer serving as a top wiring layer arranged on the interlayer insulation film. The planarized layer covers the interlayer insulation film and the second wiring layer. The second wiring layer is thinner than the first wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakata, Shigeru Nishimura, Ryuichi Mishima
  • Patent number: 8436407
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes photoelectric conversion elements and element isolation regions, both of which are arranged on a semiconductor substrate. The photoelectric conversion device further includes a plurality of interlayer insulation layers including a first interlayer insulation layer arranged nearest to the semiconductor substrate, and a second interlayer insulation layer arranged to cover the first interlayer insulation layer. Gaps extending from at least the second interlayer insulation layer to the first interlayer insulation layer are arranged in first and second interlayer insulation layer regions corresponding to the element isolation regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Aiko Furuichi, Shigeru Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8411187
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion region having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a first MOS transistor configured to read a signal in response to an electric charge of each photoelectric conversion element; and a peripheral circuit region having a second MOS transistor configured to drive the first MOS transistor and/or amplify the signal read from the photoelectric conversion region, the photoelectric conversion region and the peripheral circuit region being located on the same semiconductor substrate, wherein an impurity concentration in a drain of the first MOS transistor is lower than an impurity concentration in a drain of the second MOS transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanori Watanabe, Tetsuya Itano, Hidekazu Takahashi, Shunsuke Takimoto, Kotaro Abukawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Shigeru Nishimura, Masatsugu Itahashi
  • Patent number: 8082817
    Abstract: A power transmission mechanism having a dog clutch for freely connecting and disconnecting power transmission between a first rotor and a second rotor on a common rotational shaft. The dog clutch has a plurality of dog jaws in one of the rotors and has, in the other rotor, a plurality of recess portions or other dog jaws to which the former dog jaws can be engaged. Tapered surfaces are formed at an end face of each of the former dog jaws in the axial direction and each of wall surface portions formed between the recess portions or an end face of each of the latter dog jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuhei Takahara, Shigeru Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7977760
    Abstract: A manufacturing method is provided for a photoelectric conversion device in which no plane channeling is produced. The photoelectric conversion device includes a silicon substrate and a photoelectric conversion element on one principal plane of the silicon substrate that forms an off-angle ? with at least two planes perpendicular to a reference (1 0 0) plane within a range of 3.5°???4.5°, and an ion injecting direction for forming a semiconductor region constituting the photoelectric conversion element forms an angle ? to a direction perpendicular to the principal plane within a range of 0°<??45°, and further a direction of a projection of the ion injecting direction to the principal plane forms each angle ? with the two plane direction within a range of 0°<?<90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiichi Tamura, Hiroshi Yuzurihara, Shigeru Nishimura, Ryuichi Mishima, Yasushi Nakata
  • Publication number: 20110157447
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion region having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a first MOS transistor configured to read a signal in response to an electric charge of each photoelectric conversion element; and a peripheral circuit region having a second MOS transistor configured to drive the first MOS transistor and/or amplify the signal read from the photoelectric conversion region, the photoelectric conversion region and the peripheral circuit region being located on the same semiconductor substrate, wherein an impurity concentration in a drain of the first MOS transistor is lower than an impurity concentration in a drain of the second MOS transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takanori Watanabe, Tetsuya Itano, Hidekazu Takahashi, Shunsuke Takimoto, Kotaro Abukawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Shigeru Nishimura, Masatsugu Itahashi
  • Patent number: 7920192
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion region having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a first MOS transistor configured to read a signal in response to an electric charge of each photoelectric conversion element; and a peripheral circuit region having a second MOS transistor configured to drive the first MOS transistor and/or amplify the signal read from the photoelectric conversion region, the photoelectric conversion region and the peripheral circuit region being located on the same semiconductor substrate, wherein an impurity concentration in a drain of the first MOS transistor is lower than an impurity concentration in a drain of the second MOS transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanori Watanabe, Tetsuya Itano, Hidekazu Takahashi, Shunsuke Takimoto, Kotaro Abukawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Shigeru Nishimura, Masatsugu Itahashi
  • Publication number: 20110003426
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion region having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a first MOS transistor configured to read a signal in response to an electric charge of each photoelectric conversion element; and a peripheral circuit region having a second MOS transistor configured to drive the first MOS transistor and/or amplify the signal read from the photoelectric conversion region, the photoelectric conversion region and the peripheral circuit region being located on the same semiconductor substrate, wherein an impurity concentration in a drain of the first MOS transistor is lower than an impurity concentration in a drain of the second MOS transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takanori Watanabe, Tetsuya Itano, Hidekazu Takahashi, Shunsuke Takimoto, Kotaro Abukawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Shigeru Nishimura, Masatsugu Itahashi
  • Patent number: 7842988
    Abstract: A noise generated by a constitution of widening an incident aperture of light of a photoelectric conversion element is reduced. In a manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device, first electroconductor arranged in a first hole arranged in the first interlayer insulation layer electrically connects a first semiconductor region to a gate electrode of an amplifying MOS transistor not through wirings included in a wiring layer. Moreover, a second electroconductor electrically connects a second semiconductor region different from the first semiconductor region to a wiring. In a constitution of that second electroconductor, a third electroconductor arranged in a second hole arranged in the first interlayer insulation layer and a fourth electroconductor arranged in a third hole arranged in the second interlayer insulation layer are stacked and electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okagawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Hiroshi Yuzurihara, Shigeru Nishimura, Takeshi Aoki, Yuya Fujino
  • Publication number: 20100230728
    Abstract: A noise generated by a constitution of widening an incident aperture of light of a photoelectric conversion element is reduced. In a manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device, first electroconductor arranged in a first hole arranged in the first interlayer insulation layer electrically connects a first semiconductor region to a gate electrode of an amplifying MOS transistor not through wirings included in a wiring layer. Moreover, a second electroconductor electrically connects a second semiconductor region different from the first semiconductor region to a wiring. In a constitution of that second electroconductor, a third electroconductor arranged in a second hole arranged in the first interlayer insulation layer and a fourth electroconductor arranged in a third hole arranged in the second interlayer insulation layer are stacked and electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Okagawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Hiroshi Yuzurihara, Shigeru Nishimura, Takeshi Aoki, Yuya Fujino
  • Patent number: 7749788
    Abstract: A noise generated by a constitution of widening an incident aperture of light of a photoelectric conversion element is reduced. In a manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device, first electroconductor arranged in a first hole arranged in the first interlayer insulation layer electrically connects a first semiconductor region to a gate electrode of an amplifying MOS transistor not through wirings included in a wiring layer. Moreover, a second electroconductor electrically connects a second semiconductor region different from the first semiconductor region to a wiring. In a constitution of that second electroconductor, a third electroconductor arranged in a second hole arranged in the first interlayer insulation layer and a fourth electroconductor arranged in a third hole arranged in the second interlayer insulation layer are stacked and electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Okagawa, Hiroaki Naruse, Hiroshi Yuzurihara, Shigeru Nishimura, Takeshi Aoki, Yuya Fujino
  • Patent number: 7592578
    Abstract: A photoelectric-conversion apparatus includes a photoelectric-conversion area where a plurality of photoelectric-conversion elements configured to convert incident light into electrical charges, a plurality of floating-diffusion areas, a plurality of transfer-MOS transistors configured to transfer electrical charges of the photoelectric-conversion element to the floating-diffusion area, and a plurality of amplification-MOS transistors configured to read and transmit a signal generated based on the transferred electrical charges to an output line are provided. An antireflection film is provided on a light-receiving surface of the photoelectric-conversion element. The gate of the amplification-MOS transistor is electrically connected to one floating-diffusion area by providing one conductor in a single contact hole, and the anti-reflection film covers the photoelectric-conversion area except a base part of the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mineo Shimotsusa, Shigeru Nishimura, Shunsuke Takimoto
  • Publication number: 20090229394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power transmission mechanism having a dog clutch for freely connecting and disconnecting power transmission between a first rotor and a second rotor on a common rotational shaft. The dog clutch has a plurality of dog jaws in one of the rotors and has, in the other rotor, a plurality of recess portions or other dog jaws to which the former dog jaws can be engaged. Taper surfaces are formed to an end face of each of the former dog jaws in the axial direction and each of wall surface portions formed between the recess portions or an end face of each of the latter dog jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Shuhei TAKAHARA, Shigeru NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20090218602
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device in which no plane channeling is produced even if ions are injected at a certain elevation angle into a semiconductor substrate surface made of silicon. A manufacturing method of a photoelectric conversion device including a silicon substrate and a photoelectric conversion element on one principal plane of the silicon substrate, wherein the principal plane has an off-angle forming each angle ? with at least two planes perpendicular to a reference (1 0 0) plane within a range of 3.5°???4.5°, and an ion injecting direction for forming an semiconductor region constituting the photoelectric conversion element forms an angle ? to a direction perpendicular to the principal plane within a range of 0°<??45°, and further a direction of a projection of the ion injecting direction to the principal plane forms each angle ? with the two plane direction within a range of 0°<?<90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiichi Tamura, Hiroshi Yuzurihara, Shigeru Nishimura, Ryuichi Mishima, Yasushi Nakata