Patents by Inventor Susumu Kuwabata

Susumu Kuwabata 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: 20200295227
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor nanoparticle, the method includes performing a heat treatment of a first mixture containing a silver (Ag) salt, an alkali metal salt, a salt containing at least one of indium (In) and gallium (Ga), a sulfur source, and an organic solvent. A ratio of the number of atoms of an alkali metal to the total number of atoms of Ag and the alkali metal in the first mixture is greater than 0 and less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Yuki MORI, Hiroki YAMAUCHI, Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Daisuke OYAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200140752
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanoparticle includes a core and a shell covering a surface of the core. The shell has a larger bandgap energy than the core and is in heterojunction with the core. The semiconductor nanoparticle emits light when irradiated with light. The core is made of a semiconductor that contains M1, M2, and Z. M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ag, Cu, and Au. M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, In and Tl. Z is at least one element selected from the group consisting of S, Se, and Te. The shell is made of a semiconductor that consists essentially of a Group 13 element and a Group 16 element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Kazutaka WAJIMA, Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Daisuke OYAMATSU, Kenta NIKI
  • Publication number: 20200140751
    Abstract: Provided is a ternary or quaternary semiconductor nanoparticle that enables the band-edge emission and a less toxic composition. A semiconductor nanoparticle is provided that contains Ag, In, and S and has an average particle size of 50 nm or less, wherein the ratio of the number of atoms of Ag to the total number of atoms of Ag and In is 0.320 or more and 0.385 or less, the ratio of the number of atoms of S to the total number of atoms of Ag and In is 1.20 or more and 1.45 or less. The semiconductor nanoparticle is adapted to emit photoluminescence having a photoluminescence lifetime of 200 ns or less upon being irradiated with light having a wavelength in a range of 350 nm to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Marino KISHI, Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Daisuke OYAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20200140750
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting element is provided. The semiconductor light emitting element has a semiconductor stack, an n-side conductor layer, a p-side conductor layer, a dielectric multilayered film, an n-side reflective layer and a p-side reflective layer, disposed in that order. The n-side and p-side reflective layers contain Ag as a major component and contain particles of at least one selected from an oxide, a nitride, and a carbide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Marino KISHI, Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Daisuke OYAMATSU
  • Patent number: 10563122
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanoparticle includes a core and a shell covering a surface of the core. The shell has a larger bandgap energy than the core and is in heterojunction with the core. The semiconductor nanoparticle emits light when irradiated with light. The core is made of a semiconductor that contains M1, M2, and Z. M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ag, Cu, and Au. M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, In and Tl. Z is at least one element selected from the group consisting of S, Se, and Te. The shell is made of a semiconductor that consists essentially of a Group 13 element and a Group 16 element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Kuwabata, Taro Uematsu, Kazutaka Wajima, Tsukasa Torimoto, Tatsuya Kameyama, Daisuke Oyamatsu, Kenta Niki
  • Patent number: 10550322
    Abstract: Provided is a ternary or quaternary semiconductor nanoparticle that enables the band-edge emission and a less toxic composition. A semiconductor nanoparticle is provided that contains Ag, In, and S and has an average particle size of 50 nm or less, wherein the ratio of the number of atoms of Ag to the total number of atoms of Ag and In is 0.320 or more and 0.385 or less, the ratio of the number of atoms of S to the total number of atoms of Ag and In is 1.20 or more and 1.45 or less. The semiconductor nanoparticle is adapted to emit photoluminescence having a photoluminescence lifetime of 200 ns or less upon being irradiated with light having a wavelength in a range of 350 nm to 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa Torimoto, Tatsuya Kameyama, Marino Kishi, Susumu Kuwabata, Taro Uematsu, Daisuke Oyamatsu
  • Publication number: 20200006601
    Abstract: Semiconductor nanoparticles including Ag, In, Ga, and S are provided. In the semiconductor nanoparticles, a ratio of a number of Ga atoms to a total number of In and Ga atoms is 0.95 or less. The semiconductor nanoparticles emit light having an emission peak with a wavelength in a range of from 500 nm to less than 590 nm, and a half bandwidth of 70 nm or less, and have an average particle diameter of 10 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Marino KISHI, Chie MIYAMAE, Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Daisuke OYAMATSU, Kenta NIKI
  • Publication number: 20190345384
    Abstract: A method of producing semiconductor nanoparticles, semiconductor nanoparticles, and a light-emitting device are provided. The method includes heat-treating a mixture containing a salt of Ag, a salt containing at least one of In and Ga, an Se supply source, and an organic solvent at a temperature in the range of above 200° C. to 370° C. In the method, the ratio of the number of Ag atoms to the total number of In and Ga atoms in the mixture is above 0.43 to 2.5. The semiconductor nanoparticles contains Ag, at least one of In and Ga, and Se. The light-emitting device includes a light conversion member containing the semiconductor nanoparticles and a semiconductor light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Hiroki YAMAUCHI, Chie MIYAMAE, Yuki MORI, Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Daisuke OYAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180248199
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing metal nanoparticles includes adding at least one metal salt to an ionic liquid to form metal ions in the ionic liquid, and heating the ionic liquid to which the metal salt has been added to thermally reduce the metal ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tetsuya TSUDA, Susumu KUWABATA, Tsuyoshi SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180066183
    Abstract: Provided is a ternary or quaternary semiconductor nanoparticle that enables the band-edge emission and a less toxic composition. A semiconductor nanoparticle is provided that contains Ag, In, and S and has an average particle size of 50 nm or less, wherein the ratio of the number of atoms of Ag to the total number of atoms of Ag and In is 0.320 or more and 0.385 or less, the ratio of the number of atoms of S to the total number of atoms of Ag and In is 1.20 or more and 1.45 or less. The semiconductor nanoparticle is adapted to emit photoluminescence having a photoluminescence lifetime of 200 ns or less upon being irradiated with light having a wavelength in a range of 350 nm to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicants: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Marino KISHI, Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Daisuke OYAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20170267924
    Abstract: A semiconductor nanoparticle includes a core and a shell covering a surface of the core. The shell has a larger bandgap energy than the core and is in heterojunction with the core. The semiconductor nanoparticle emits light when irradiated with light. The core is made of a semiconductor that contains M1, M2, and Z. M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ag, Cu, and Au. M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga, In and Tl. Z is at least one element selected from the group consisting of S, Se, and Te. The shell is made of a semiconductor that consists essentially of a Group 13 element and a Group 16 element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicants: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu KUWABATA, Taro UEMATSU, Kazutaka WAJIMA, Tsukasa TORIMOTO, Tatsuya KAMEYAMA, Daisuke OYAMATSU, Kenta NIKI
  • Patent number: 9129772
    Abstract: Provided is means which enables observation of the shape of a specimen as it is without deforming the specimen. Observation is made by allowing a specimen-holding member having an opening (for example, microgrid and mesh) to hold an ionic liquid and charging a specimen thereto, to allow the specimen to suspend in the ionic liquid. Furthermore, in the proximity of the specimen-holding member, a mechanism of injecting an ionic liquid (ionic liquid introduction mechanism) and/or an electrode are provided. When a voltage is applied to the electrode, the specimen moves or deforms in the ionic liquid. How the specimen moves or deforms can be observed. Furthermore, in the proximity of specimen-holding member, an evaporation apparatus is provided to enable charge of the specimen into the ionic liquid while evaporating. Furthermore, in the proximity of the specimen-holding member, a microcapillary is provided to charge a liquid-state specimen into the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Eiko Nakazawa, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Patent number: 9028723
    Abstract: Copper(II) acetate, zinc(II) acetate, and tin(IV) acetate are weighed so that the total amount of metal ions is 2.0×10?4 mol and the molar ratio of ions is Cu:Zn:Sn=2:1:1, and 2.0 cm3 of oleylamine is added to prepare a mixed solution. Apart from this, 1.0 cm3 of oleylamine is added to 2.0×10?4 mol of sulfur powder to prepare a mixed solution. These mixed solutions are separately heated at 60° C. and mixed at room temperature. The pressure in a test tube is reduced, followed by nitrogen filling. The test tube is heated at 240° C. for 30 minutes and then allowed to stand until room temperature. The resultant product is separated into a supernatant and precipitates by centrifugal separation. The separated supernatant is filtered, methanol is added to produce precipitates. The precipitates are dissolved by adding chloroform to prepare a semiconductor nanoparticle solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagoya University, Osaka University, Tokyo University of Science Educational Foundation Administrative Organization
    Inventors: Tsukasa Torimoto, Ken-ichi Okazaki, Tatsuya Kameyama, Takaaki Osaki, Susumu Kuwabata, Akihiko Kudo
  • Patent number: 8999225
    Abstract: First, an ionic liquid is placed on a glass slide, which is then installed in an evaporation apparatus, and a metal (for example, indium) is mounted as a target material at a position facing the ionic liquid, followed by sputter deposition of the metal. After sputtering, the ionic liquid containing nanoparticles dispersed therein is recovered. The nanoparticles are solid nanoparticles. Next, the ionic liquid containing the solid nanoparticles dispersed therein is placed in a test tube and then oxidized by heating in air at 250° C. for 1 hour. As a result, hollow nanoparticles having cavities formed in core portions of the solid nanoparticles are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagoya University, Osaka University
    Inventors: Tsukasa Torimoto, Ken-ichi Okazaki, Toshimasa Suzuki, Yousuke Tomita, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Publication number: 20140264017
    Abstract: Provided is means which enables observation of the shape of a specimen as it is without deforming the specimen. Observation is made by allowing a specimen-holding member having an opening (for example, microgrid and mesh) to hold an ionic liquid and charging a specimen thereto, to allow the specimen to suspend in the ionic liquid. Furthermore, in the proximity of the specimen-holding member, a mechanism of injecting an ionic liquid (ionic liquid introduction mechanism) and/or an electrode are provided. When a voltage is applied to the electrode, the specimen moves or deforms in the ionic liquid. How the specimen moves or deforms can be observed. Furthermore, in the proximity of specimen-holding member, an evaporation apparatus is provided to enable charge of the specimen into the ionic liquid while evaporating. Furthermore, in the proximity of the specimen-holding member, a microcapillary is provided to charge a liquid-state specimen into the ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Eiko NAKAZAWA, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Susumu KUWABATA
  • Patent number: 8785883
    Abstract: Provided is means which enables observation of the shape of a specimen as it is without deforming the specimen. Observation is made by allowing a specimen-holding member having an opening (for example, microgrid and mesh) to hold an ionic liquid and charging a specimen thereto, to allow the specimen to suspend in the ionic liquid. Furthermore, in the proximity of the specimen-holding member, a mechanism of injecting an ionic liquid (ionic liquid introduction mechanism) and/or an electrode are provided. When a voltage is applied to the electrode, the specimen moves or deforms in the ionic liquid. How the specimen moves or deforms can be observed. Furthermore, in the proximity of specimen-holding member, an evaporation apparatus is provided to enable charge of the specimen into the ionic liquid while evaporating. Furthermore, in the proximity of the specimen-holding member, a microcapillary is provided to charge a liquid-state specimen into the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Eiko Nakazawa, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Patent number: 8698079
    Abstract: A micro sample floating on the surface of an ionic liquid is observed by scanning electron microscopy without the sample being covered with the ionic liquid. A floating or hydrophobic sample is floated on the surface of a hydrophilic ionic liquid aqueous solution to prevent the micro sample from being covered with the ionic liquid. A hydrophobic ionic liquid is used for hydrophilic samples. With the use of an ionic liquid aqueous solution of low viscosity and large flowability, the micro sample is allowed to freely aggregate, disperse, and align on the surface of the ionic liquid, and to refloat even when settled in the ionic liquid. For easy observation with a scanning electron microscope, the ionic liquid aqueous solution is dried to lower the flowability of the ionic liquid aqueous solution, after the form of the micro sample has stabilized and before electron microscope observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Shiono, Masako Nishimura, Mami Konomi, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Patent number: 8546770
    Abstract: There is provided a charged particle beam device which has a mechanism adjusting the shape of an ionic liquid droplet to be adhered to a sample and the thickness of a film of the ionic liquid, in such a manner that they are suitable for various types of observations by an electronic microscope and the like, and for processing using ion beams. The charged particle beam device is characterized in that it includes an ionic liquid holding member having an opening, an ionic liquid supplying unit for filling an ionic liquid into the opening, an observation unit for observing an adhesion state of the ionic liquid, and charged particle beam generating units for radiating charged particle beams, and can adjust the thickness of an ionic liquid droplet to be filled in the opening, when the charged particle beam device observes a sample in a state where it is floating in the ionic liquid by being dispersed into the ionic liquid or on a surface of the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Akinari Morikawa, Takeshi Sato, Eiko Nakazawa, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Publication number: 20130221217
    Abstract: A micro sample floating on the surface of an ionic liquid is observed by scanning electron microscopy without the sample being covered with the ionic liquid. A floating or hydrophobic sample is floated on the surface of a hydrophilic ionic liquid aqueous solution to prevent the micro sample from being covered with the ionic liquid. A hydrophobic ionic liquid is used for hydrophilic samples. With the use of an ionic liquid aqueous solution of low viscosity and large flowability, the micro sample is allowed to freely aggregate, disperse, and align on the surface of the ionic liquid, and to refloat even when settled in the ionic liquid. For easy observation with a scanning electron microscope, the ionic liquid aqueous solution is dried to lower the flowability of the ionic liquid aqueous solution, after the form of the micro sample has stabilized and before electron microscope observation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masamichi Shiono, Masako Nishimura, Mami Konomi, Susumu Kuwabata
  • Patent number: 8318313
    Abstract: A metal nano particle can be supported and immobilized on a substrate uniformly. Thus, disclosed is a method for supporting a nano metal particle, which comprises applying a silane coupling agent having at least one functional group capable of capturing a metal (e.g., an imidazole group, an amino group, a diamino group, a mercapto group, and a vinyl group) in its molecule on a substrate, and then contacting the silane coupling agent with a nano particle of a metal (e.g., gold, platinum, silver, copper, palladium, nickel, cobalt), wherein the silane coupling agent may be produced by the reaction between an azole compound with an epoxysilane compound, and wherein the metal nano particle to be contacted with the silane coupling agent is preferably coated with an ionic fluid. Also disclosed is a substrate having a metal nano particle supported thereon, which is produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation, Nagoya University, Osaka University
    Inventors: Toru Imori, Yoshiyuki Hisumi, Junichi Ito, Tsukasa Torimoto, Kenichi Okazaki, Susumu Kuwabata