Patents by Inventor Susumu Yamamoto

Susumu Yamamoto 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: 9935232
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes a step of grinding to thin a first semiconductor wafer on which a semiconductor device is formed in a state in which a surface of a second semiconductor wafer is fixed on a chuck table of a grinding device after bonding the first semiconductor wafer to the second semiconductor wafer. The method includes a step of fixing a surface of the first semiconductor wafer on the chuck table and grinding the surface of the second semiconductor wafer in a state in which the first semiconductor wafer is bonded to the second semiconductor wafer prior to the grinding step to thin the first semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Gen Toyota, Shouta Inoue, Susumu Yamamoto, Takamasa Tanaka, Takamitsu Yoshida, Kazumasa Tanida
  • Publication number: 20180032029
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a development part, a temperature detection part that detects an apparatus inner temperature, and a control part that corrects a potential difference (?V) between the development voltage and the supply voltage based on a temperature difference (?T). The potential difference is an absolute value determined by follow: ?V=|(the development voltage)?(the supply voltage).| the temperature difference is determined by follow: ?T=(the apparatus inner temperature)?(a glass transition starting temperature). The glass transition starting temperature is determined in consideration of a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve of the toner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Susumu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 9753466
    Abstract: A temperature determination apparatus includes a signal detection section having an A/D input port, a thermistor that is connected to the A/D input port and outputs an analog signal to the A/D input port, and a switch section that shifts a level of the analog signal to a low level. The signal detection section determines that a control signal having a priority higher than that of an output detection process of the thermistor is generated when it is detected that the analog signal to be input to the A/D input port is in the low level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawamura, Susumu Yamamoto, Mitsuteru Yano
  • Publication number: 20170164134
    Abstract: To resolve a problem that a listener feels that sense of localization and sense of connecting with the other channels are lost in case that the listener listens to an audio that is output from a ceiling reflection type speaker in an audio processing device that outputs an analog audio signal to speakers including the ceiling reflection type speaker that makes the audio reflect at a ceiling. A DSP 5 performs low-pass filter processing that extracts low frequency component from a digital audio signal, high-pass filter processing that extracts high frequency component from the digital audio signal, delay processing that delays the low frequency component of the digital audio signal that is extracted by the low-pass filter processing, and composition processing that composes the low frequency component of the digital audio signal that is delayed by the delay processing and the high frequency component of the digital audio signal that is extracted by the high-pass filter processing as audio signal processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Susumu YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20160359325
    Abstract: A power control system includes an activity measurement apparatus configured to measure an amount of activity, a healthcare instrument configured to measure metabolic data, and a power instruction apparatus including a healthcare processing unit configured to acquire these pieces of measurement data. The power instruction apparatus includes an environment detection unit configured to detect ambient environment of each of the activity measurement apparatus and the healthcare instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HOME APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio KAWATA, Asuka MURANO, Hirokazu KINOSHITA, Masahiro KOBAYASHI, Susumu YAMAMOTO, Yosuke OGURA, Masanobu ITO
  • Publication number: 20160268469
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes a step of grinding to thin a first semiconductor wafer on which a semiconductor device is formed in a state in which a surface of a second semiconductor wafer is fixed on a chuck table of a grinding device after bonding the first semiconductor wafer to the second semiconductor wafer. The method includes a step of fixing a surface of the first semiconductor wafer on the chuck table and grinding the surface of the second semiconductor wafer in a state in which the first semiconductor wafer is bonded to the second semiconductor wafer prior to the grinding step to thin the first semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Gen Toyota, Shouta Inoue, Susumu Yamamoto, Takamasa Tanaka, Takamitsu Yoshida, Kazumasa Tanida
  • Patent number: 9117735
    Abstract: A hybrid circuit includes a high-voltage circuit and a low-voltage circuit having different power supply voltages, respectively, a board on which a connecting terminal for connecting an external element outside of the hybrid circuit is mounted; and a hybrid integrated circuit mounted on the board. The low-voltage circuit includes a control unit for controlling an operation of the high-voltage circuit. The control unit and the high-voltage circuit are integrated in the hybrid integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9110469
    Abstract: A self-propelled work apparatus includes a traveling unit, a work unit, and a user interface. The traveling unit moves in a self-propelled manner to a position near a user. The work unit performs predetermined work. The user interface adjusts a position of the traveling unit located near the user, in accordance with a motion of the user. The work unit starts the predetermined work when the user interface is activated in accordance with the user motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Yamamoto, Shigeru Yamamoto, Yasuharu Sakurai, Hirokazu Tsubota
  • Patent number: 9063554
    Abstract: A temperature determination apparatus includes a signal detection section having an A/D input port, a thermistor that is connected to the A/D input port and outputs an analog signal to the A/D input port, and a switch section that shifts a level of the analog signal to a low level. The signal detection section determines that a control signal having a priority higher than that of an output detection process of the thermistor is generated when it is detected that the analog signal to be input to the A/D input port is in the low level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawamura, Susumu Yamamoto, Mitsuteru Yano
  • Publication number: 20140365060
    Abstract: A self-propelled work apparatus includes a traveling unit, a work unit, and a user interface. The traveling unit moves in a self-propelled manner to a position near a user. The work unit performs predetermined work. The user interface adjusts a position of the traveling unit located near the user, in accordance with a motion of the user. The work unit starts the predetermined work when the user interface is activated in accordance with the user motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu YAMAMOTO, Shigeru YAMAMOTO, Yasuharu SAKURAI, Hirokazu TSUBOTA
  • Patent number: 8879933
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes an exposure unit to form an electrostatic latent image with image dots on a rotatable image carrier by exposing the image carrier to irradiation light, a development unit to form a developer image by attaching a developer to the electrostatic latent image, a voltage supply unit to supply the development unit with a development voltage, a cleaning unit to clean up the developer left on the image carrier after the development, and a developer discard amount controller to control an amount of the developer to be forcibly attached to the image carrier based on a total rotation number of the image carrier if the number of image dots printed during a prescribed number of rotations of the image carrier is smaller than a reference value, and to forcibly attach the controlled amount of the developer to the image carrier to discard the developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140257590
    Abstract: A temperature determination apparatus includes a signal detection section having an A/D input port, a thermistor that is connected to the A/D input port and outputs an analogue signal to the A/D input port, and a switch section that shifts a level of the analogue signal to a low level. The signal detection section determines that a control signal having a priority higher than that of an output detection process of the thermistor is generated when it is detected that the analogue signal to be input to the A/D input port is in the low level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro KAWAMURA, Susumu YAMAMOTO, Mitsuteru YANO
  • Patent number: 8801283
    Abstract: A circuit body includes a flexible insulation sheet with an electric circuit pattern having wiring patterns and a temperature sensor arranged in the electric circuit pattern. The electric circuit pattern has a temperature-sensor connecting portion and a heat-concentrating pattern formed integrally with the temperature-sensor connecting portion so as to have a larger width than that of the wiring pattern. The temperature sensor is touched through the heat-concentrating pattern to an object to be measured. The wiring patterns and the heat-concentrating pattern are formed integrally on a primary surface of the insulation sheet by printing. An additional heat-concentrating pattern is further formed on a secondary surface of the insulation sheet at a position corresponding to the temperature-sensor connecting portion. The heat-concentrating patterns are bent integrally with the insulation sheet and touched to the object to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishikawa, Susumu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8794827
    Abstract: Flexible circuits 2, 3 are formed on a flexible insulating sheet 1. A thermal sensor 4 is connected between the circuits 2, 3. The thermal sensor 4 and connecting parts 5 are integrally covered with an elastic insulating resin 6. While the insulating sheet 1 is bent together with the insulating resin 6, the thermal sensor 4 is pushed onto an object to be sensed 8 via the insulating sheet 1. A plurality of thermal sensors 4 are connected in series in a longitudinal direction of the insulating sheet 1. The insulating resin 6 covers the thermal sensors 4 and the connecting parts 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ishikawa, Susumu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140030891
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device according to an embodiment includes a process of forming a metal film on the surface of the insulation film with which a concave portion is filled and a first polishing process of polishing the surface of the metal film while supplying an oxidation agent containing no abrasive grains. The method of manufacturing the semiconductor device further includes a second polishing process of polishing the surface of the metal film while supplying a polishing agent excluding the oxidation agent to the surface of the metal film oxidized by the oxidation agent, after the first polishing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Susumu YAMAMOTO, Michihiko KAWAMURA, Gaku MINAMIHABA, Yasuhiro NAGASAWA
  • Patent number: 8620018
    Abstract: A digital watermark embedding apparatus for embedding embedding information into an input signal having dimensions equal to or greater than N(N is an integer equal to or greater than 2). The apparatus generates an embedding sequence based on the embedding information, generates an N?1-dimensional pattern based on the embedding sequence, generates an N-dimensional embedding pattern by modulating a periodic signal according to a value on the N?1-dimensional pattern, and superimposes the embedding pattern in the input signal and outputs it. A digital watermark detection apparatus measures a component of a predetermined periodic signal in a direction of a dimension of the input signal to obtain an N?1-dimensional pattern, obtains a detection sequence from values of the N?1 dimensional pattern, and detects the embedded digital watermark based on a size of correlation value between the detection sequence and an embedding sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Yamamoto, Takao Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8605939
    Abstract: A digital watermark embedding apparatus for embedding information, as digital watermark, into an input signal having dimensions equal to or greater than N (N is an integer equal to or greater than 2) and a digital watermark detection apparatus for detecting the digital watermark are disclosed. The digital watermark embedding apparatus generates an embedding sequence based on embedding information, generates a N?1-dimensional pattern based on the embedding sequence, generates N-dimensional embedding pattern by modulating a periodic signal according to a value on the N?1-dimensional pattern, and superimposing the embedding pattern in the input signal and outputs it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Yamamoto, Takao Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130259497
    Abstract: An image formation apparatus includes an exposure unit to form an electrostatic latent image with image dots on a rotatable image carrier by exposing the image carrier to irradiation light, a development unit to form a developer image by attaching a developer to the electrostatic latent image, a voltage supply unit to supply the development unit with a development voltage, a cleaning unit to clean up the developer left on the image carrier after the development, and a developer discard amount controller to control an amount of the developer to be forcibly attached to the image carrier based on a total rotation number of the image carrier if the number of image dots printed during a prescribed number of rotations of the image carrier is smaller than a reference value, and to forcibly attach the controlled amount of the developer to the image carrier to discard the developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Susumu YAMAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8493073
    Abstract: An insulation resistance detecting apparatus is provided to detect an insulation resistance of a load circuit. The insulation resistance detecting apparatus includes a coupling capacitor of which a first end is connected to the load circuit; a periodic waveform output section which is connected to a second end of the coupling capacitor, and outputs a periodic waveform to the second end; a waveform shaping section which extracts and amplifies a part of the periodic waveform including a peak point; and an arithmetic operation section which determines the insulation resistance of the load circuit on the basis of a first wave height as a wave height value of a waveform outputted from the waveform shaping section and a second wave height value as a wave height value of the periodic waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Yamamoto, Satoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8337715
    Abstract: A CMP slurry for metallic film is provided, which includes water, 0.01 to 0.3 wt %, based on a total quantity of the slurry, of polyvinylpyrrolidone having a weight average molecular weight of not less than 20,000, an oxidizing agent, a protective film-forming agent containing a first complexing agent for forming a water-insoluble complex and a second complexing agent for forming a water-soluble complex, and colloidal silica having a primary particle diameter ranging from 5 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Gaku Minamihaba, Dai Fukushima, Nobuyuki Kurashima, Susumu Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Yano