Patents by Inventor Tomio Iwasaki

Tomio Iwasaki 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: 20150235962
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Junji NOGUCHI, Takayuki OSHIMA, Noriko MIURA, Kensuke ISHIKAWA, Tomio IWASAKI, Kiyomi KATSUYAMA, Tatsuyuki SAITO, Tsuyoshi TAMARU, Hizuru YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150214476
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yuichi Matsui, Nozomu Matsuzaki, Norikatsu Takaura, Naoki Yamamoto, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9064870
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Noguchi, Takayuki Oshima, Noriko Miura, Kensuke Ishikawa, Tomio Iwasaki, Kiyomi Katsuyama, Tatsuyuki Saito, Tsuyoshi Tamaru, Hizuru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150155563
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a binder that binds an active material to a current collector in the positive electrode or negative electrodes or both. The binder contains a base material including a resin having a benzene ring, and a polyacene additive selected from the group consisting of naphthalene, anthracene, tetracene, and derivatives thereof. The active material is a carbonaceous material or a lithium-containing composite oxide having a crystal structure in which a distance between nearest oxygen atoms is 0.19 to 0.29 nm. Adhesion of the binder to the active material during the manufacturing of the lithium ion secondary battery is led to a closest-packed crystal plane in the crystal structure of the active material, so that inhibition of moving of lithium ions in and out of the active material due to the binder may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.,
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8890107
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Matsui, Nozomu Matsuzaki, Norikatsu Takaura, Naoki Yamamoto, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Tomio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20140315090
    Abstract: A lithium ion secondary battery includes a positive electrode capable of occluding and discharging lithium ions, a negative electrode capable of occluding and discharging the lithium ions, and a nonaqueous electrolyte including a lithium salt, and being reversively charged/discharged. The positive electrode includes a metal plate, a metal film formed on a surface of the metal plate, and a positive electrode active material layer, the metal film includes one or more metals selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, osmium, palladium, and platinum having a orientation, the positive electrode active material layer is a compound expressed by the following expression: LiCoxNi1-xO2, (where 0?x?1) and is epitaxially grown and formed on a surface of the metal film, and the positive electrode active material is formed such that a c axis of a crystal structure of the positive electrode active material is perpendicular to the metal film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Shimazu, Tomio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20140312499
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Junji NOGUCHI, Takayuki OSHIMA, Noriko MIURA, Kensuke ISHIKAWA, Tomio IWASAKI, Kiyomi KATSUYAMA, Tatsuyuki SAITO, Tsuyoshi TAMARU, Hizuru YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8866120
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Matsui, Nozomu Matsuzaki, Norikatsu Takaura, Naoki Yamamoto, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8859344
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Matsui, Nozomu Matsuzaki, Norikatsu Takaura, Naoki Yamamoto, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8810034
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Noguchi, Takayuki Oshima, Noriko Miura, Kensuke Ishikawa, Tomio Iwasaki, Kiyomi Katsuyama, Tatsuyuki Saito, Tsuyoshi Tamaru, Hizuru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140091468
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Junji NOGUCHI, Takayuki OSHIMA, Noriko MIURA, Kensuke ISHIKAWA, Tomio IWASAKI, Kiyomi KATSUYAMA, Tatsuyuki SAITO, Tsuyoshi TAMARU, Hizuru YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8653650
    Abstract: A semiconductor device in which an adhesion between a lead and a sealing body (mold sealing body) is improved to prevent the peering is provided. In a semiconductor device having a semiconductor chip, a plurality of leads electrically connected to the semiconductor chip and mainly made of metal and a sealing body for sealing the semiconductor chip, in order to improve the adhesion between the lead and the sealing body (mold sealing body), a material combination with good lattice matching is used as a combination of a surface material of the lead and a material of the sealing body, and the sealing body mainly made of acene is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8625237
    Abstract: A magnetic reproduction head includes a lower magnetic shield layer, an upper magnetic shield layer, a magnetoresistive film formed between the lower and the upper magnetic shield layers, a refill film in an element height direction disposed in contact with a surface opposite a floating surface of the magnetoresistive film, and a refill film in a track width direction disposed on a side wall surface of the magnetoresistive film. The magnetoresistive film is a tunneling magnetoresistive film including a free layer, an insulating barrier layer, and a fixed layer. The insulating barrier layer is one of a magnesium oxide film, an aluminum oxide film, and a titanium oxide film which contains at least one of nitrogen and silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8617981
    Abstract: The reliability of wirings, each of which includes a main conductive film containing copper as a primary component, is improved. On an insulating film including the upper surface of a wiring serving as a lower layer wiring, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbonitride film having excellent barrier properties to copper is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a silicon carbide film having excellent adhesiveness to a low dielectric constant material film is formed; on the insulating film, an insulating film formed of a low dielectric constant material as an interlayer insulating film is formed; and thereafter a wiring as an upper layer wiring is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Noguchi, Takayuki Oshima, Noriko Miura, Kensuke Ishikawa, Tomio Iwasaki, Kiyomi Katsuyama, Tatsuyuki Saito, Tsuyoshi Tamaru, Hizuru Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130224592
    Abstract: Provided is a lithium ion battery having a long service life by improving an adhesion strength between a binder resin and a metal foil. A binder resin, which is a compound having a chemical structure that contains a polyvinylidene fluoride molecular chain, a six-membered ring such as a cyclohexane ring, and an end group selected from the group consisting of SiX3, S, N, GeX3, and TiX3 (wherein X is a functional group that undergoes a condensation reaction), wherein the six-membered ring is disposed in a region between the polyvinylidene fluoride molecular chain and the end group, is mixed with an active material and applied to a metal foil, and the binder resin is chemically bonded to metal atoms such as copper atoms on the surface of the metal foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20120241715
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: YUICHI MATSUI, Nozomu Matsuzaki, Norikatsu Takaura, Naoki Yamamoto, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8203221
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device which has been improved in adhesion between leads and a sealing resin (molding resin), and thus does not undergo peeling therebetween, and has high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8149549
    Abstract: A magnetoresistive head is provided with high reliability and produced at a high yield rate. The magnetoresistive head includes a lower magnetic shield layer, an upper magnetic shield layer, a magnetoresistive effect film, and means for causing a current to flow in the direction of the thickness of the magnetoresistive effect film. The magnetoresistive effect film is provided between the lower magnetic shield layer and the upper magnetic shield layer. The magnetoresistive effect film is composed of a fixed layer, a non-magnetic layer, an insulating barrier layer and a free layer. The four layers of the magnetoresistive effect film are formed in this order. The insulating barrier layer is an oxide layer containing at least one of titanium and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomio Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20120074377
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: YUICHI MATSUI, Nozomu MATSUZAKI, Norikatsu TAKAURA, Naoki YAMAMOTO, Hideyuki MATSUOKA, Tomio IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20120077325
    Abstract: Manufacturing processes for phase change memory have suffered from the problem of chalcogenide material being susceptible to delamination, since this material exhibits low adhesion to high melting point metals and silicon oxide films. Furthermore, chalcogenide material has low thermal stability and hence tends to sublime during the manufacturing process of phase change memory. According to the present invention, conductive or insulative adhesive layers are formed over and under the chalcogenide material layer to enhance its delamination strength. Further, a protective film made up of a nitride film is formed on the sidewalls of the chalcogenide material layer to prevent sublimation of the chalcogenide material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: YUICHI MATSUI, Nozomu Matsuzaki, Norikatsu Takaura, Naoki Yamamoto, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Tomio Iwasaki