Patents by Inventor Suguru Beppu

Suguru Beppu 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: 20220045235
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light-emitting device 1 includes a step of providing first phosphor sheets 11, a step of providing second phosphor sheets 12, a step of providing a light-emitting element 13, a selection step of selecting a combination of one of the first phosphor sheets 11 and one of the second phosphor sheets 12 on the basis of a wavelength conversion characteristic of each of the first phosphor sheets 11 and a wavelength conversion characteristic of each of the second phosphor sheets 12, a step of obtaining a plurality of first phosphor pieces 11c and a plurality of second phosphor pieces 12c from the selected first phosphor sheet 11 and the selected second phosphor sheet 12, and a step of disposing one of the first phosphor pieces 11c and one of the second phosphor pieces 12c on or above the light-emitting element 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru BEPPU
  • Patent number: 11211521
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light-emitting device 1 includes a step of providing first phosphor sheets 11, a step of providing second phosphor sheets 12, a step of providing a light-emitting element 13, a selection step of selecting a combination of one of the first phosphor sheets 11 and one of the second phosphor sheets 12 on the basis of a wavelength conversion characteristic of each of the first phosphor sheets 11 and a wavelength conversion characteristic of each of the second phosphor sheets 12, a step of obtaining a plurality of first phosphor pieces 11c and a plurality of second phosphor pieces 12c from the selected first phosphor sheet 11 and the selected second phosphor sheet 12, and a step of disposing one of the first phosphor pieces 11c and one of the second phosphor pieces 12c on or above the light-emitting element 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Beppu
  • Patent number: 11056627
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a light emitting element; a wavelength conversion member disposed on or above an upper surface of the light emitting element; a light-transmissive member disposed on an upper surface of the wavelength conversion member; and a light reflective member disposed on each side surface of the light emitting element, the wavelength conversion member, and the light-transmissive member, wherein an upper surface of the light reflective member is coplanar with an upper surface of the light-transmissive member, and wherein each of the upper surface of the light reflective member and the upper surface of the light-transmissive member is a cut surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Beppu, Yoichi Bando, Hiroto Tamaki, Takuya Nakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20210013385
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a covering member includes: providing a first light-reflective member comprising a through-hole, the through-hole having first and second openings; arranging a light-transmissive resin containing a wavelength-conversion material within the through-hole; distributing the wavelength-conversion material predominantly on a side of the first opening of the through-hole within the light-transmissive resin; and after the step of distributing the wavelength-conversion material, removing a portion of the light-transmissive resin from a side of the second opening of the through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadao HAYASHI, Teruhito AZUMA, Suguru BEPPU, Kunihiro IZUNO, Tsuyoshi OKAHISA
  • Publication number: 20200395502
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light-emitting device 1 includes a step of providing first phosphor sheets 11, a step of providing second phosphor sheets 12, a step of providing a light-emitting element 13, a selection step of selecting a combination of one of the first phosphor sheets 11 and one of the second phosphor sheets 12 on the basis of a wavelength conversion characteristic of each of the first phosphor sheets 11 and a wavelength conversion characteristic of each of the second phosphor sheets 12, a step of obtaining a plurality of first phosphor pieces 11c and a plurality of second phosphor pieces 12c from the selected first phosphor sheet 11 and the selected second phosphor sheet 12, and a step of disposing one of the first phosphor pieces 11c and one of the second phosphor pieces 12c on or above the light-emitting element 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru BEPPU
  • Patent number: 10825967
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a covering member includes: providing a first light-reflective member comprising a through-hole, the through-hole having first and second openings; arranging a light-transmissive resin containing a wavelength-conversion material within the through-hole; distributing the wavelength-conversion material predominantly on a side of the first opening of the through-hole within the light-transmissive resin; and after the step of distributing the wavelength-conversion material, removing a portion of the light-transmissive resin from a side of the second opening of the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadao Hayashi, Teruhito Azuma, Suguru Beppu, Kunihiro Izuno, Tsuyoshi Okahisa
  • Publication number: 20200176652
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a light emitting element; a wavelength conversion member disposed on or above an upper surface of the light emitting element; a light-transmissive member disposed on an upper surface of the wavelength conversion member; and a light reflective member disposed on each side surface of the light emitting element, the wavelength conversion member, and the light-transmissive member, wherein an upper surface of the light reflective member is coplanar with an upper surface of the light-transmissive member, and wherein each of the upper surface of the light reflective member and the upper surface of the light-transmissive member is a cut surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru BEPPU, Yoichi BANDO, Hiroto TAMAKI, Takuya NAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 10600942
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element; and a light reflective member having a multilayer structure and covering the side faces of the semiconductor light emitting element. The light reflective member includes: a first layer disposed on an inner, semiconductor light emitting element side, the first layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance, and a second layer disposed in contact with an outer side of the first layer, the second layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing the light reflective substance at a lower content than that of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Beppu, Yoichi Bando, Hiroto Tamaki, Takuya Nakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20190312183
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a covering member includes: providing a first light-reflective member comprising a through-hole, the through-hole having first and second openings; arranging a light-transmissive resin containing a wavelength-conversion material within the through-hole; distributing the wavelength-conversion material predominantly on a side of the first opening of the through-hole within the light-transmissive resin; and after the step of distributing the wavelength-conversion material, removing a portion of the light-transmissive resin from a side of the second opening of the through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadao HAYASHI, Teruhito AZUMA, Suguru BEPPU, Kunihiro IZUNO, Tsuyoshi OKAHISA
  • Patent number: 10381525
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: mounting a light emitting element on a board; forming a cover layer that contains light reflecting material at a place on the board where the light emitting element is not positioned after the mounting of the light emitting element; and forming a phosphor layer that contains a phosphor by spraying on surfaces of the light emitting element and the cover layer after the forming of the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Beppu
  • Patent number: 10374134
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a covering member including a first light-reflective member having a through-hole, and a light-transmissive resin disposed in the through-hole; a light-emitting element arranged to face the light-transmissive resin; a second light-reflective member arranged to face the first light-reflective member around the light-emitting element, the second light-reflective member covering a lateral surface of the light-emitting element; and a bonding member bonding the light-transmissive resin and the light-emitting element, the bonding member covering at least a part of the lateral surface of the light-emitting element. The light-transmissive resin contains a wavelength-conversion material distributed predominantly on either (i) a side of a lower surface of the light-transmissive resin facing the light-emitting element, or (ii) a side of an upper surface of the light-transmissive resin apart from the light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadao Hayashi, Teruhito Azuma, Suguru Beppu, Kunihiro Izuno, Tsuyoshi Okahisa
  • Publication number: 20190140152
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element; and a light reflective member having a multilayer structure and covering the side faces of the semiconductor light emitting element. The light reflective member includes: a first layer disposed on an inner, semiconductor light emitting element side, the first layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance, and a second layer disposed in contact with an outer side of the first layer, the second layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing the light reflective substance at a lower content than that of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru BEPPU, Yoichi BANDO, Hiroto TAMAKI, Takuya NAKABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190081217
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: mounting a light emitting element on a board; forming a cover layer that contains light reflecting material at a place on the board where the light emitting element is not positioned after the mounting of the light emitting element; and forming a phosphor layer that contains a phosphor by spraying on surfaces of the light emitting element and the cover layer after the forming of the cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventor: Suguru BEPPU
  • Patent number: 10193036
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element; and a light reflective member having a multilayer structure and covering the side faces of the semiconductor light emitting element. The light reflective member includes: a first layer disposed on an inner, semiconductor light emitting element side, the first layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance, and a second layer disposed in contact with an outer side of the first layer, the second layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing the light reflective substance at a lower content than that of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Beppu, Yoichi Bando, Hiroto Tamaki, Takuya Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10128416
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light emitting device, having mounting a light emitting element on a board, forming a phosphor layer that contains a phosphor by spraying on surfaces of the board and the light emitting element after the mounting of the light emitting element; and forming a cover layer that contains at least one type of light reflecting material and light blocking material on a surface of the phosphor layer over the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Beppu
  • Publication number: 20180151786
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element; and a light reflective member having a multilayer structure and covering the side faces of the semiconductor light emitting element. The light reflective member includes: a first layer disposed on an inner, semiconductor light emitting element side, the first layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance, and a second layer disposed in contact with an outer side of the first layer, the second layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing the light reflective substance at a lower content than that of the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru BEPPU, Yoichi BANDO, Hiroto TAMAKI, Takuya NAKABAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9978914
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a board, a light emitting element, a phosphor layer and a cover layer. The light emitting element is mounted on the board. The phosphor layer is in a substantially uniform thickness composed of a plurality of layers formed on a surface of the light emitting element. The cover layer contains light reflecting material at a place on the board where the light emitting element is not mounted. The cover layer covers the phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Beppu
  • Patent number: 9917236
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element; and a light reflective member having a multilayer structure and covering the side faces of the semiconductor light emitting element. The light reflective member includes: a first layer disposed on an inner, semiconductor light emitting element side, the first layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance, and a second layer disposed in contact with an outer side of the first layer, the second layer comprising a light-transmissive resin containing the light reflective substance at a lower content than that of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Beppu, Yoichi Bando, Hiroto Tamaki, Takuya Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9899576
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element having electrodes on a lower surface side thereof; a phosphor layer covering a surface of the light emitting element; a transparent covering member disposed on at least one side surface of the light emitting device; and a reflection member that covers the covering member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Beppu, Takuya Noichi
  • Patent number: 9837590
    Abstract: A method of producing a light emitting device includes providing a light emitting element on a base member, the base member including an insulating member and a pair of connection terminals at least on an upper surface thereof. The connection terminals have an exposed portion exposed to outside, with the light emitting element electrically connected to the connection terminals. A covering member is disposed to cover at least a portion of the upper surface of the light emitting element, and a protective layer is disposed to cover at least a portion of the exposed portions of the connection terminals. The covering member is removed, and material from the upper surface side of the base member is supplied to dispose a light-transmissive member on the upper surface of the light emitting element. At least a portion of the light-transmissive member present on the protective layer is then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikegami, Suguru Beppu, Tatsuya Kanazawa, Yoichi Bando