Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Hirano

Tomoyuki Hirano 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: 20200410311
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid container and a control unit. The liquid container has an upper limit mark. The upper limit mark is arranged so that in a first case where an entire amount of liquid stored in a refilling container is injected into a storage portion when a notification unit notifies of a first state, a liquid level of the liquid in the storage portion is located between an inlet port and the upper limit mark, and in a second case where the entire amount of liquid stored in the refilling container is injected into the storage portion when the notification unit notifies of a second state, the liquid level overlaps with the upper limit mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi KOGANEHIRA, Tomoyuki HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20200405152
    Abstract: This camera apparatus is provided with: a camera head that is able to perform imaging based on visible light having entered a medical optical device from a target portion of a subject to whom a florescence agent has been administered in advance and imaging based on fluorescence having entered the medical optical device from the target portion; and an image processing unit that, after amplifying the intensity of a fluorescence image inputted from the camera head and increasing the contrast between a black part and a white part in the fluorescence image, executes nonlinear conversion processing for the amplified fluorescence image, superimposes the fluorescence image having undergone the nonlinear conversion processing onto a visible image obtained by the imaging based on visible light, and generates a superimposed image for being outputted to an output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi HIRANO, Kenji TABEI, Tomoyuki SAITO, Yuji KINIWA
  • Patent number: 10855893
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Patent number: 10838301
    Abstract: A resist composition which generates acid upon exposure and exhibits changed solubility in a developing solution under action of acid, the resist composition including: a base component which exhibits changed solubility in a developing solution under action of acid and a fluorine additive component which exhibits decomposability to an alkali developing solution, the fluorine additive component including a fluorine resist component having a structural unit derived from a compound represented by general formula (f1-1) in which W represents a polymerizable group-containing group; Rf1 and Rf2 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or an electron-withdrawing group; and Rf3 represents a hydrocarbon group
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hirano, Takaaki Kaiho
  • Publication number: 20200321224
    Abstract: To provide a method for manufacturing a power device cooler, which not only can accomplish cost reduction and preferable joining between the cooler and a heating element equipped with a power device but also can improve the productivity. After first and second cases and fins that constitute a cooler are brazed by means of a non-corrosive flux and a brazing filler material, the first and second cases and the fins being made of aluminum, flux residues that are attached at least to a heat receiving surface of the first and second cases that is to be joined to a heating element equipped with a power device, are removed by a wet blasting method in which a mixture of an abrasive formed of polygonal alumina particles having a median particle diameter of 4 to 250 ?m and a liquid is projected onto the heat receiving surface by compressed air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Etsuro KUBOTA, Tomoyuki HIRAYAMA, YUTAKA HIRANO
  • Publication number: 20200297221
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus includes a first laser light source for emitting laser light of a first wavelength, a second laser light source for emitting laser light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, an optical detector for receiving scattered laser light from a measured part, and a controller configured to calculate a first value based on an output of the optical detector that is based on received scattered laser light of the first wavelength, calculate a second value based on an output of the optical detector that is based on received scattered laser light of the second wavelength, and measure oxygen saturation based on a ratio of the first value to the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Asao HIRANO, Tomoyuki TOUGASAKI, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200296263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Publication number: 20200286937
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element configured so that pixels can be more reliably separated, a method for manufacturing the solid-state imaging element, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging element includes a photoelectric converter, a first separator, and a second separator. The photoelectric converter is configured to perform photoelectric conversion of incident light. The first separator configured to separate the photoelectric converter is formed in a first trench formed from a first surface side. The second separator configured to separate the photoelectric converter is formed in a second trench formed from a second surface side facing a first surface. The present technology is applicable to an individual imaging element mounted on, e.g., a camera and configured to acquire an image of an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki HONDA, Tetsuya UCHIDA, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke TANAKA, Yoshiharu KUDOH, Hirotoshi NOMURA, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Shinichi YOSHIDA, Yoichi UEDA, Kosuke NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 10771664
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Patent number: 10700114
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element configured so that pixels can be more reliably separated, a method for manufacturing the solid-state imaging element, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging element includes a photoelectric converter, a first separator, and a second separator. The photoelectric converter is configured to perform photoelectric conversion of incident light. The first separator configured to separate the photoelectric converter is formed in a first trench formed from a first surface side. The second separator configured to separate the photoelectric converter is formed in a second trench formed from a second surface side facing a first surface. The present technology is applicable to an individual imaging element mounted on, e.g., a camera and configured to acquire an image of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Honda, Tetsuya Uchida, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Tanaka, Yoshiharu Kudoh, Hirotoshi Nomura, Tomoyuki Hirano, Shinichi Yoshida, Yoichi Ueda, Kosuke Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20200154011
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Publication number: 20200081345
    Abstract: A resist composition including a resin component having more than 30 mol % of a structural unit represented by formula (a0-1), and an acid generator represented by formula (b1) in which R01 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group or a halogenated alkyl group; Va01 represents an alkylene group; Ra01 represents an acid dissociable group; Rb01 represents an cyclic hydrocarbon group; Lb01 represents —O—C(?O)— or —C(?O)—O—; Yb01 represents a divalent linking group or a single bond; Vb01 represents a fluorinated alkylene group; Rb02 represents a fluorine atom or a hydrogen atom; provided that the total number of fluorine atoms contained in Vb01 and Rb02 is 2 or 3; and Mm+ represents an m-valent organic cation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Takehito SEO, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Yuta IWASAWA, Yusuke ITAGAKI
  • Publication number: 20200029875
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus includes a first light source for emitting light of a first wavelength, a second light source for emitting laser light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, a first optical detector for receiving scattered laser light of the second wavelength from a measured part, a second optical detector for receiving transmitted light of the first wavelength from the measured part, a third optical detector for receiving transmitted laser light of the second wavelength from the measured part, and a controller configured to measure a blood flow amount based on an output of the first optical detector and an oxygen saturation based on outputs of the second optical detector and the third optical detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Asao HIRANO, Tomoyuki TOUGASAKI, Takeshi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200003279
    Abstract: Provided is a power transmission device that can increase a torque that a second motor outputs to an output shaft. The power transmission device includes: a first input shaft and a second input shaft coupled to a first motor and a second motor, respectively, and disposed on the same axis; a first speed reduction mechanism transmitting a rotation of the first input shaft to an output shaft via an intermediate shaft; a second speed reduction mechanism transmitting a rotation of the second input shaft to the output shaft via the intermediate shaft at a speed reduction ratio different from the speed reduction ratio of the first speed reduction mechanism; and a first clutch disconnecting or connecting the power of the first speed reduction mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: UNIVANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hara, Kotaro Hirano
  • Patent number: 10412287
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Patent number: 10332921
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image sensing device capable of restricting an occurrence of a dark current and a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic device. A solid-state image sensing device includes a FD part formed on a P-type semiconductor substrate by implanting an N-type impurity, a high-dielectric insulative film laminated on at least the FD part, and a contact electrode connected to the FD part in a connection structure via the high-dielectric insulative film. For example, the high-dielectric insulative film is formed by use of a material which reduces the schottky barrier height in a connection part between the FD part and the electrode in a single layer or in a plurality of layers. The present technology is applicable to CMOS image sensors, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa Miura, Shuji Manda, Tomoyuki Hirano, Junpei Yamamoto, Kazunobu Ota
  • Publication number: 20190184469
    Abstract: A cutting tool shim is to be disposed between a cutting insert and a holder and to be fixed to the holder. The ridgeline between the flank face and the rake face forms a cutting edge. The cutting edge includes an arc-shaped portion. A coolant supply path for jetting coolant to the arc-shaped portion is provided in the cutting tool shim, the coolant being supplied from the holder. The coolant supply path includes a lead-in port for leading the coolant from the holder to the coolant supply path, and a jetting port for arc-shaped portion for jetting the coolant to the arc-shaped portion. The jetting port for arc-shaped portion has a curved shape along the arc-shaped portion. The distance between the jetting port for arc-shaped portion and the arc-shaped portion is not less than 2.2 mm and not more than 8.1 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tsutomu Hirano, Satoru Kukino, Tomoyuki Fukuyama, Takuma Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10326920
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Publication number: 20190174034
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Publication number: 20190174033
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA