Patents by Inventor Tetsuji Yamaguchi

Tetsuji Yamaguchi 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: 20200303449
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may include a substrate having a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit at a light-incident side of the substrate. The second photoelectric conversion unit may include a photoelectric conversion layer, a first electrode, a second electrode above the photoelectric conversion layer, a third electrode, and an insulating material between the third electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein a portion of the insulating material is between the first electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki TOGASHI, Fumihiko KOGA, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI, Shintarou HIRATA, Taiichiro WATANABE, Yoshihiro ANDO, Toyotaka KATAOKA, Satoshi KEINO, Yukio KANEDA
  • Publication number: 20200304761
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a solid-state imaging device and an imaging apparatus that enable provision of a solid-state imaging device having superior color separation and high sensitivity. The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer in which a surface side becomes a circuit formation surface, photoelectric conversion units PD1 and PD2 of two layers or more that are stacked and formed in the semiconductor layer, and a longitudinal transistor Tr1 in which a gate electrode is formed to be embedded in the semiconductor layer from a surface of the semiconductor layer. The photoelectric conversion unit PD1 of one layer in the photoelectric conversion units of the two layers or more is formed over a portion of the gate electrode of the longitudinal transistor Tr1 embedded in the semiconductor substrate and is connected to a channel formed by the longitudinal transistor Tr1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10782225
    Abstract: The present invention is one that makes it possible to facilitate the assembly of an optical measurement cell, as well as shorten optical path length without taking account of handling of a spacer, and an optical measurement cell 2 including a pair of light transmitting plates 21 and 22 respectively having opposite surfaces 21a and 22a facing each other and containing test liquid X between the pair of opposite surfaces 21a and 22a of the pair of light transmitting plates 21 and 22. In addition, one 21a of the opposite surfaces 21a and 22a is formed with a spacer film 25 that contacts with the other opposite surface 22a to define the distance between the pair of opposite surfaces 21a and 22a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Toshikazu Yurugi, Makoto Nagura, Takashi Kimba, Tetsuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20200295074
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensor and an electronic apparatus that suppress a decrease in light collection efficiency and degradation in oblique light resistance and enable a reduction in the height of a solid-state image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEAKI MOGI, YOHEI HIROSE, SHINTAROU HIRATA, YUYA KUMAGAI, TETSUJI YAMAGUCHI, MASAKI MURATA, YASUHARU UJIIE
  • Patent number: 10770500
    Abstract: A solid state imaging device having a light sensing section that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light includes: an insulating layer formed on a light receiving surface of the light sensing section; a layer having negative electric charges formed on the insulating layer; and a hole accumulation layer formed on the light receiving surface of the light sensing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Itaru Oshiyama, Takashi Ando, Susumu Hiyama, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Yuko Ohgishi, Harumi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200265262
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an image reading device and an information processing device. The image reading device reads a document to generate target image data. The information processing device processes the target image data. The information processing device includes a first conversion processing section, a second conversion processing section, and a selection section. The first conversion processing section is capable of converting image data to character code data. The second conversion processing section is capable of converting image data to character code data. The selection section selects conversion of the target image data to character code data by the first conversion processing section or the second conversion processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke YOSHIDA, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI, Yosuke OKA
  • Publication number: 20200232401
    Abstract: An actuator drives a boost pressure control valve of a supercharger of an engine and includes an electric motor, an output shaft, a speed reducer, a rotational angle sensor and a housing. The speed reducer includes three pairs of metal gears and is configured to reduce a speed of rotation outputted from the electric motor and transmit the rotation to the output shaft. The rotational angle sensor includes a magnetic circuit device and a sensing device and senses a rotational angle of the output shaft. The housing receives the metal gears and the magnetic circuit device in a common space and supports the output shaft. In an installed state of the actuator where the actuator is installed to the engine, a meshing portion of the metal gears is located on a lower side of a magnetic circuit lowest point in the gravity direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi YAMAGUCHI, Tetsuji YAMANAKA, Kunio NAMBA, Naoaki KONO, Atsushi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10715768
    Abstract: The present technique relates to a solid-state imaging device and an imaging apparatus that enable provision of a solid-state imaging device having superior color separation and high sensitivity. The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer in which a surface side becomes a circuit formation surface, photoelectric conversion units PD1 and PD2 of two layers or more that are stacked and formed in the semiconductor layer, and a longitudinal transistor Tr1 in which a gate electrode is formed to be embedded in the semiconductor layer from a surface of the semiconductor layer. The photoelectric conversion unit PD1 of one layer in the photoelectric conversion units of the two layers or more is formed over a portion of the gate electrode of the longitudinal transistor Tr1 embedded in the semiconductor substrate and is connected to a channel formed by the longitudinal transistor Tr1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10714532
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided. The imaging device may include a substrate having a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit at a light-incident side of the substrate. The second photoelectric conversion unit may include a photoelectric conversion layer, a first electrode, a second electrode above the photoelectric conversion layer, a third electrode, and an insulating material between the third electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein a portion of the insulating material is between the first electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Togashi, Fumihiko Koga, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Shintarou Hirata, Taiichiro Watanabe, Yoshihiro Ando, Toyotaka Kataoka, Satoshi Keino, Yukio Kaneda
  • Publication number: 20200217254
    Abstract: An actuator is provided for driving a turbocharging pressure control valve of a turbocharger. The actuator comprises a motor, an output shaft and a speed reduction mechanism for transmitting rotation of the motor to the output shaft by reducing a rotation speed. The speed reduction mechanism includes at least one gear having a shaft hole, a support shaft inserted into the shaft hole and holding the gear rotatably, and wall portions provided at both ends of the support shaft in a manner sandwiching the gear. The speed reduction mechanism further includes a wear powder holding portion provided radially outside an outer periphery of the support shaft and in at least one of two end portions of the shaft hole and the wall portions in a manner to hold wear powder or foreign substance without scattering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Naoaki KONO, Etsugo YANAGIDA, Masashi YAMAGUCHI, Tetsuji YAMANAKA, Atsushi TANAKA, Kunio NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20200217410
    Abstract: An actuator includes an electric motor, an output shaft and a speed reducer. The speed reducer is configured to transmit rotation, which is outputted from the motor, to the output shaft after reducing a speed of the rotation outputted from the motor. The speed reducer includes an output gear joined to the output shaft and a compound gear. The compound gear includes a large diameter gear, which has a plurality of large gear teeth, and a small diameter gear, which has a plurality of small gear teeth. One of the large diameter gear and the small diameter gear is a metal gear, which is made of a metal member, while another one of the large diameter gear and the small diameter gear is a resin gear, which is made of a resin member, and the resin gear is integrally molded together with the metal gear in one piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi YAMAGUCHI, Etsugo YANAGIDA, Tetsuji YAMANAKA, Atsushi TANAKA, Naoaki KONO, Kunio NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20200217255
    Abstract: An actuator is configured to drive a boost pressure control valve of a supercharger. The actuator includes: an electric motor; an output shaft; and a speed reducer that is configured to transmit rotation, which is outputted from the electric motor, to the output shaft after reducing a speed of the rotation outputted from the electric motor. The speed reducer has a plurality of gears that include an output gear joined to the output shaft. The plurality of gears further includes a metal gear and a resin gear of a compound gear, which are respectively formed as a large diameter gear and a small diameter gear and are integrated together in one piece. The output gear is a resin gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi YAMAGUCHI, Etsugo YANAGIDA, Naoaki KONO, Tetsuji YAMANAKA, Atsushi TANAKA, Kunio NAMBA
  • Publication number: 20200221042
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a voltage applier. The first electrode includes a plurality of electrodes independent from each other. The second electrode is disposed opposite to the first electrode. The photoelectric conversion layer is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The voltage applier applies different voltages to at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode during a charge accumulation period and a charge non-accumulation period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: TAIICHIRO WATANABE, TETSUJI YAMAGUCHI, YUSUKE SATO, FUMIHIKO KOGA
  • Publication number: 20200217256
    Abstract: An output gear includes a fixing portion, which is joined to a surface-processed portion of an output shaft, and a connecting portion that connects between a toothed portion of the output gear and the fixing portion. A length, which is measured from a center of a boundary surface between the connecting portion and the fixing portion in an axial direction of an axis of the output shaft to one end part of a joint between the surface-processed portion and the fixing portion on a linkage mechanism side along the joint, is indicated by L1. A length, which is measured from the center of the boundary surface to an opposite end part of the joint that is opposite to the linkage mechanism in the axial direction, is indicated by L2. A relationship of L1>L2 is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke HOKUTO, Tetsuji YAMANAKA, Kunio NAMBA, Atsushi TANAKA, Etsugo YANAGIDA, Naoaki KONO, Masashi YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10690593
    Abstract: The present invention is a sample analyzer 100 that makes it possible to accurately analyze a sample even when the sample is such as one in a state where particles are cross-linked, or one containing foreign bodies and that calculates an autocorrelation function from a detection signal obtained by irradiating a sample with inspection light L1, and from the autocorrelation function, analyzes the sample. In addition, the sample analyzer 100 includes: an autocorrelation function determination part 53 that determines whether or not the displacement amount of an autocorrelation function serving as a comparison target from an autocorrelation function serving as a reference is within a predetermined range; and a sample analysis part 54 that analyzes the sample with use of an autocorrelation function of which the displacement amount is determined by the autocorrelation function determination part 53 to be within the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200195869
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for driving the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device capable of improving auto-focusing accuracy by using a phase difference signal obtained by using a photoelectric conversion film. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion having a structure where a photoelectric conversion film is interposed by an upper electrode on the photoelectric conversion film and a lower electrode under the photoelectric conversion film. The upper electrode is divided into a first upper electrode and a second upper electrode. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke HATANO, Fumihiko KOGA, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI, Shinichiro IZAWA
  • Publication number: 20200181682
    Abstract: A PCR vessel (1) is mainly constituted of a vessel body (11) having a reaction chamber (12) storing and reacting a specimen and a reagent at the time of PCR on a bottom portion (14) thereof, a lid body (6) fittable with the vessel body (11), and a reagent cassette (16) stored in a portion between a lower surface (7) of the lid body (5) and the reaction chamber (12) in the vessel body (11). The reagent cassette (16) has at least one reagent storing portion capable of sealing the reagent with sealing means such as paraffin solid before PCR and melted by heating in PCR. When structuring the PCR vessel in this manner, the sealing means is melted by heating in PCR and the reagent storing portion is opened when storing a specimen necessary for PCR in the vessel body and performing PCR in a state previously storing and sealing the reagent in the reagent storing portion. Then, the specimen and the reagent move to the lower reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: YAMATO-ESULON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi MATSUNAGA, Yoshinori YAMAGUCHI, Tetsuji MATSUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20200157379
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an aqueous coating agent composition (in particular, an aqueous coating composition for lubricating films that contains a solid lubricant) which as a whole is excellent in terms of flowability, applicability, and storage stability and which is capable of forming satisfactory and smooth coating films effective in stick-slip inhibition. [Solution] The problem can be solved with an aqueous coating agent composition which comprises (A) a curable resin in an aqueous emulsion form, (B) a surfactant, (C) solid particles, (D) one or more nitrogenous heterocyclic compounds, (E) a film-forming silicone in an aqueous emulsion form, and (F) water. In particular, it is preferable that the (C) component comprise a solid lubricant. In view of the environmental regulations, it is especially preferable that the (D) component be 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takahiko SASAKI, Tetsuji YAMAGUCHI, Kazuhiko KOJIMA
  • Patent number: 10616515
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for driving the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device capable of improving auto-focusing accuracy by using a phase difference signal obtained by using a photoelectric conversion film. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion having a structure where a photoelectric conversion film is interposed by an upper electrode on the photoelectric conversion film and a lower electrode under the photoelectric conversion film. The upper electrode is divided into a first upper electrode and a second upper electrode. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Hatano, Fumihiko Koga, Tetsuji Yamaguchi, Shinichiro Izawa
  • Publication number: 20200105837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid state image sensor capable of reducing signal mixture due to electric capacitive coupling between adjacent pixels, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic device. A first pixel and a second pixel are adjacently arranged in the solid state image sensor. Each of the first pixel and the second pixel has a photoelectric conversion film for photoelectrically converting an incident light, and a lower electrode arranged below the photoelectric conversion film, and another electrode different from the lower electrodes is provided between the lower electrodes of the first pixel and the second pixel. The present disclosure is applicable to solid state image sensors and the like, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: SHINTAROU HIRATA, TETSUJI YAMAGUCHI, FUMIHIKO KOGA, SHINPEI FUKUOKA, SHUJI MANDA