Patents by Inventor Tomonori Nakamura

Tomonori Nakamura 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: 10807961
    Abstract: A method for producing propylene oxide involves an oxidation step, a distillation step, an epoxidation step, and a separation step. The distillation step involves distilling the reaction mixture containing cumene hydroperoxide to separate it into a concentrate containing cumene hydroperoxide and a distillate. The reaction mixture is continuously distilled so that the ratio of the flow rate of the distillate to the flow rate of the reaction mixture to be distilled is 0.037 to 0.13. The epoxidation step involves obtaining a reaction mixture containing propylene oxide and cumyl alcohol by contacting the concentrate with propylene in the presence of a catalyst in one or more reactors to cause a reaction between propylene and cumene hydroperoxide in the concentrate, in which the outlet temperature of the final reactor is adjusted to 115° C. or more and less than 140° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirofumi Koike, Tomonori Kawabata, Takuo Takemoto, Motoshi Nakamura, Satoru Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10806273
    Abstract: A mattress including: a support surface to support a user; a mattress main body that constitutes the support surface; at least one pressure sensor having a flexible sheet shape to detect a pressure acting on the support surface; a support surface cover positioned with respect to the mattress main body and arranged so as to cover the support surface; and at least one positioning member provided to the support surface cover to permit a movement of the pressure sensor with respect to the support surface cover in a planar direction while limiting an amount of the movement of the pressure sensor with respect to the support surface cover in the planar direction such that the pressure sensor is positioned on the support surface by the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nakamura, Susumu Sato, Akitsugu Misaki, Tomonori Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20200321311
    Abstract: A method of mounting a die includes: preparing a die having a bump formation surface on which a plurality of bump electrodes are formed; disposing a vacuum suction tool having a suction surface above the die such that the suction surface faces toward the bump formation surface; sandwiching a porous sheet between the suction surface and the bump formation surface and suctioning the die by the vacuum suction tool; and mounting the die that has been suctioned by the vacuum suction tool in a bonding region of a substrate with an adhesive material interposed therebetween, the porous sheet having a thickness equal to or greater than the protrusion height of the bump electrodes on the bump formation surface. Stabilization and ease of maintenance of vacuum suction can thereby be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: SHINKAWA LTD., VALQUA, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu WATANABE, Tomonori NAKAMURA, Yoshihito HAGIWARA, Yuji KANAI
  • Publication number: 20200291548
    Abstract: A PTFE sheet in which PTFE fibers having a diameter of 1 ?m or less are spun, the PTFE sheet having a Gurley value in the range of 1 s/100 cc/in2 to 3 s/100 cc/in2 and a shrinkage factor in a direction orthogonal to a sheet winding direction of no more than 10% when heated to 300° C. The PTFE sheet makes a die adsorbable via a tool, which is for heating the die when the die is mounted on a mounting body, by being sandwiched between the die and the tool, and suppresses the adhesion, to an adsorption surface of the tool or to the die, of an adhesion member for fixing the die to the mounted body. Through this configuration, a PTFE sheet capable of stabilizing vacuum adsorption and improving maintainability and a method for mounting a die are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: SHINKAWA LTD., VALQUA, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu WATANABE, Tomonori NAKAMURA, Yoshihito HAGIWARA, Yuji KANAI
  • Publication number: 20200286854
    Abstract: Provided is a method for setting the conditions for heating a semiconductor chip during bonding of the semiconductor chip using an NCF, wherein a heating start temperature and a rate of temperature increase are set on the basis of a viscosity characteristic map that indicates changes in viscosity with respect to temperature of the NCF at various rates of temperature increase and a heating start temperature characteristic map that indicates changes in viscosity with respect to temperature of the NCF when the heating start temperature is changed at the same rate of temperature increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori NAKAMURA, Toru MAEDA, Satoru NAGAI, Yoshihiro SAEKI, Osamu WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20200286852
    Abstract: The apparatus which assists in deriving bonding conditions includes a bonding unit which bonds a semiconductor chip and a substrate by applying heat and pressure with NCF interposed therebetween, a library in which a variety of physical property information including viscosity characteristic information is collected with respect to each of a plurality of types of NCFs, an initial evaluation condition determination unit which acquires the physical property information corresponding to the NCF used for bonding with reference to the library and determines an initial value of an evaluation condition of bonding evaluation performed by bonding the semiconductor chip and the substrate, and a bonding evaluation unit which drives the bonding unit in accordance with set evaluation condition, bonds the semiconductor chip and the substrate and performs the bonding evaluation at least once to measure the viscosity of the NCF at the time of the bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventor: Tomonori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10766924
    Abstract: To provide an affinity support in which a binding property of a ligand to a target substance is improved. The affinity support contains a solid phase support and a protein ligand, wherein the protein ligand is represented by formula (1): R—R1 (1) wherein R represents a linker binding to the solid phase support, which contains a polyproline, and R1 represents a protein showing an affinity to immunoglobulin, and the R is bound to a C terminal or an N terminal of an amino acid sequence in R1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: JSR CORPORATION, JSR LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Ichii, Satoshi Nakamura, Jun-ichi Yasuoka, Kaori Itaya, Tomonori Shiotani
  • Publication number: 20200258794
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor manufacturing method capable of coping with an increase in the density of an integrated circuit. A semiconductor manufacturing method according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a step of forming a memory cell, a photodiode that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to an input optical signal, and a signal processing circuit that generates a logic signal based on the electrical signal output from the photodiode and outputs the logic signal to the memory cell, so as to correspond to each chip forming region of a wafer having a plurality of chip forming regions; a step of inputting pump light for checking an operation of the memory cell to the photodiode and inspecting an operation state of the memory cell after the forming step; and a step of performing dicing for each of the chip forming regions after the inspection step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomonori NAKAMURA, Motohiro SUYAMA, Hironori TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200256796
    Abstract: A first frame having a first through-hole is arranged on a support so that one opening of the first through-hole is closed. A liquid containing a capturer for capturing a substance to be detected is fed into the first through-hole, and the capturer is immobilized on the support exposed in the first through-hole. After removing the liquid from the support, a second frame having the second through-hole is arranged on the support in the first through-hole so that one opening of the second through-hole is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yukito NAKAMURA, Takatoshi KAYA, Tomonori KANEKO, Kosuke NAGAE, Hiroshi HIRAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200251441
    Abstract: The mounting apparatus includes: a bonding head 14 that bonds, while pressing, a semiconductor chip 100 onto a substrate 110 or another semiconductor chip 100; and a heating mechanism 16 that heats the semiconductor chip 100 from the side during the execution of this bonding. After two or more semiconductor chips 100 are stacked while being bonded by temporary pressure-bonding, the bonding head 14 heats and applies pressure to an upper surface of the resultant stacked body, thereby integrally pressure-bonding the two or more semiconductor chips 100, and at the time of this pressure-bonding the heating mechanism 16 heats the stacked body from the side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito HAGIWARA, Tomonori NAKAMURA, Hiroshi HORIBE
  • Publication number: 20200241275
    Abstract: An optical device for microscopic observation 4 comprises: a cold stop 13 having openings 13d, 13e corresponding to a low-magnification microscope optical system 5 and being a stop member arranged in a vacuum vessel 12 to let the light from the sample S pass to the camera 3; a warm stop 10 having an opening 14 corresponding to a high-magnification microscope optical system 5 and being a stop member arranged outside the vacuum vessel 12 to let the light from the sample S pass toward the cold stop 13; and a support member 11 supporting the warm stop 10 so that the warm stop can be inserted to or removed from on the optical axis of the light from the sample S, wherein the warm stop 10 has a reflective surface 15 on the camera 3 side and wherein the opening 14 is smaller than the openings 13d, 13e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakamura, Ikuo Arata, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20200241054
    Abstract: An image generating device is an apparatus for acquiring an image which shows a direction of an electric current flowing through a semiconductor device. The image generating device comprises a signal application unit configured to apply a stimulation signal to the semiconductor device, a magnetic detection unit configured to output a detection signal based on a magnetism generated by an application of the stimulation signal, and an image generation unit configured to generate phase image data comprising a phase component which indicates a phase difference based on the phase difference between the detection signal and a reference signal which is generated based on the stimulation signal and generate an electric current direction image which shows the direction of the electric current based on the phase image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Akihiro OTAKA, Tomonori NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200243356
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for manufacturing a semiconductor device by bonding a semiconductor chip (12) to a mounted object that is a substrate (30) or another semiconductor chip (12) is provided. The mounting apparatus includes: a stage (120) on which the substrate (30) is placed, a mounting head (124) that is capable of moving relative to the stage (120) and bonds the semiconductor chip (12) to the mounted object, and an irradiation unit (108 that irradiates, from a lower side of the stage (120), an electromagnetic wave transmitting through the stage and heating the substrate (30). The stage (120) has a first layer (122) formed on an upper surface side, and the first layer (122) has a greater thermal resistance in a plane direction than the thermal resistance in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori NAKAMURA, Toru MAEDA, Tetsuo TAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200243476
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus bonds a semiconductor die, which has a first mam surface provided with a bump electrode, to a substrate by means of thermo-compression, with a thermo-compression film being interposed therebetween. The bonding apparatus includes: an intermediate stage that has a die placing surface on which the semiconductor die is placed such that the die placing surface faces the first main surface; and a bonding tool which detachably holds a second main surface of the semiconductor die that is placed on the intermediate stage, the second main surface being on the reverse side of the first main surface. The intermediate stage has a push-up mechanism which applies, to the first main surface of the semiconductor die, a force for separating the semiconductor die therefrom in the normal direction of the die placing surface (in a Z-axis direction).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya OTANI, Osamu WATANABE, Tomonori NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10723769
    Abstract: Provided is an affinity chromatography carrier that maintains high immunoglobulin-binding capacity and high alkali resistance. An immunoglobulin-binding protein including at least one modified immunoglobulin-binding domain, the modified immunoglobulin-binding domain being a polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence of an immunoglobulin-binding domain selected from the group consisting of the B domain, Z domain, C domain, and variants thereof of Staphylococcus aureus protein A, in which at least one amino acid residue is inserted between positions corresponding to the 3-position and position 4 of the amino acid sequence of the B domain, Z domain or C domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: JSR CORPORATION, JSR LIFE SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun-ichi Yasuoka, Takashi Ichii, Satoshi Nakamura, Tomonori Shiotani, Kaori Itaya
  • Publication number: 20200235070
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for stacking and mounting two or more semiconductor chips at a plurality of locations on a substrate includes: a first mounting head for forming, at a plurality of locations on the substrate, temporarily stacked bodies in which two or more semiconductor chips are stacked in a temporarily press-attached state; and a second mounting head for forming chip stacked bodies by sequentially finally press-attaching the temporarily stacked bodies formed at the plurality of locations. The second mounting head includes: a press-attaching tool for heating and pressing an upper surface of a target temporarily stacked body to thereby finally press-attach the two or more semiconductor chips configuring the temporarily stacked body altogether; and one or more heat-dissipation tools having a heat-dissipating body which, by coming into contact with an upper surface of another stacked body positioned around the target temporarily stacked body, dissipates heat from the another stacked body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori NAKAMURA, Toru MAEDA
  • Patent number: 10705139
    Abstract: A semiconductor device inspection system (1) includes a laser beam source (2), for emitting light, an optical sensor (12) for detecting the light reflected by the semiconductor device (10) from the light and outputting a detection signal, a frequency band setting unit (16) for setting a measurement frequency band and a reference frequency band with respect to the detection signal, a spectrum analyzer (15) for generating a measurement signal and a reference signal from the detection signals in the measurement frequency band and the reference frequency band, and a signal acquisition unit (17) for calculating a difference between the measurement signal and the reference signal to acquire an analysis signal. The frequency band setting unit (16) sets the reference frequency band to a frequency domain in which a level of the detection signal is lower than a level obtained by adding 3 decibels to a white noise level serving as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Tomonori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10708693
    Abstract: A vibration component for loudspeakers includes a base layer, an intermediate layer, and a coating layer. The base layer has a front face and a rear face, has a first density, and is formed of a paper body containing a plurality of fibers. The intermediate layer has a first face joined to the front face of the base layer, and a second face on a reverse side of the intermediate layer from the first face, has a second density higher than the first density, and includes a plurality of cellulose fibers as a main component. The coating layer is provided on the second face of the intermediate layer, and includes an inorganic powder formed of a plurality of inorganic fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomonori Shibuya, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Nobuo Nakamura, Takayuki Dan, Tetsushi Itano
  • Patent number: 10696231
    Abstract: Disclosed is an in-vehicle image display device equipped in a vehicle to support driving of a driver. The in-vehicle image display system comprises: a side camera installed to a lateral portion of an exterior of the vehicle to face outwardly and configured to take an image of an area lateral to the vehicle by using a wide-angle lens; a processing unit configured to correct a wide-angle image taken by the side camera to generate a planar image, and process the planar image to generate a processed image; and a display unit configured to display the processed image transmitted from the processing unit on a screen, wherein the processing unit is operable to execute a secondary processing of the planar image so as not to include an image region located outward from the reachable position in a vehicle-width direction, in order to generate the processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Matsuba, Tomonori Ohtsubo, Seishi Nakamura, Naotomo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10698006
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a tester unit that applies a stimulus signal to a semiconductor apparatus, an MO crystal arranged to face a semiconductor apparatus, a light source that outputs light, an optical scanner that irradiates the MO crystal with light output from light source, a light detector that detects light reflected from the MO crystal arranged to face the semiconductor apparatus D and outputs a detection signal, and a computer that generate phase image data based on a phase difference between a reference signal generated based on a stimulus signal and the detection signal, the phase image data including a phase component indicating the phase difference, and generates an image indicating a path of a current from the phase image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakamura, Akihiro Otaka