Patents by Inventor Tomoyuki Watanabe

Tomoyuki Watanabe 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: 20210075942
    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: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Patent number: 10927454
    Abstract: A method of forming a nitride film wherein (a) a silane-based gas is supplied to a processing chamber through a gas supply port; (b) a nitrogen radical gas from a radical generator is supplied to the processing chamber through a radical gas pass-through port; and (c) the silane-based gas supplied in (a) is reacted with the nitrogen radical gas supplied in (b), without causing a plasma phenomenon in the processing chamber, to form a nitride film on a wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Tohoku University
    Inventors: Shinichi Nishimura, Kensuke Watanabe, Yoshihito Yamada, Akinobu Teramoto, Tomoyuki Suwa, Yoshinobu Shiba
  • Patent number: 10898950
    Abstract: A dust core includes: a plurality of soft magnetic particles composed of an iron-based material; an insulating layer including a coating layer that is composed mainly of a phosphate and covers the surface of the soft magnetic particles; and insulating pieces containing a constituent material of the insulating layer, each of the insulating pieces being surrounded by at least three mutually adjacent ones of the soft magnetic particles while separated from the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Saito, Tomoyuki Ueno, Asako Watanabe, Hijiri Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10903700
    Abstract: A dust core included in an axial-gap rotary electric machine. The dust core includes a sector-shaped plate-like yoke portion, and a tooth portion integrated with the yoke portion and projecting from the yoke portion. Denoting one of surfaces of the yoke portion from which the tooth portion projects as a toothed surface, the toothed surface has a concave portion provided between a peripheral edge of the tooth portion and a peripheral edge of the yoke portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC SINTERED ALLOY, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Igarashi, Shinichi Hirono, Tomoyuki Ueno, Asako Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20210007799
    Abstract: A treatment method and medical device for enhancing peristalsis are provided. The treatment method comprises enhancing the peristaltic movement of the gastrointestinal tract by performing a treatment to reduce the activity of the autonomic nerve in a blood vessel V having a surrounding nerve Sa innervating the gastrointestinal tract of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Tajima, Kazuyuki Saito, Shohei Matsuhara, Yoshiki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10883301
    Abstract: A control apparatus controlling an opening and closing member for a vehicle, the control apparatus includes a control signal output portion configured to output a motor control signal, and an advance angle value set portion configured to set an advance angle value, the advance angle value being for advancing a phase of the motor control signal when an assist opening and closing operation is performed. The control apparatus is configured to perform the automatic opening and closing operation which causes an opening and closing member to open and close automatically with driving force of the motor, and the assist opening and closing operation which causes the opening and closing member to open and close in such a manner that the driving force of the motor assists a manual operation force applied to the opening and closing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Takenaka, Takeshi Nishikibe, Kohei Kobayashi, Noriyuki Kamiya, Wataru Watanabe, Naoki Sugito
  • Publication number: 20200409365
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to realize a rich motion expression of an autonomous mobile object by easier attitude control. The information processing device includes: a motion control unit that controls a motion of an autonomous mobile object, wherein the autonomous mobile object includes a wheel that can be stored inside a main body and that can be protruded to an outside of the main body, and the motion control unit keeps a standing state by making the wheel protruded to the outside of the main body and performs driving control of the wheel and attitude control of the autonomous mobile object in movement of the autonomous mobile object, and makes the autonomous mobile object remain still in a seated state during a stop thereof by storing the wheel inside the main body is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Noriaki TAKAGI, Masahiro SHIMASE, Tomoyuki SONODA, Daisuke WATANABE, Kohei TAKADA
  • 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: 10825664
    Abstract: Provided is a plasma processing apparatus including: a processing chamber; a sample stage placed inside the processing chamber; a processing gas supply unit which supplies processing gas into the processing chamber; a high-frequency power supply which supplies an electric field inside the processing chamber; an electrostatic chuck unit disposed on the sample stage in which openings to flow heat transfer gas are formed; a refrigerant supply unit which supplies a refrigerant inside the sample stage; and a control unit, wherein the control unit controls a heat transfer gas supply unit to control the temperature of a wafer depending on a plurality of processes for processing the wafer by switching a flow rate of the heat transfer gas or the type of the heat transfer gas flowing out of the openings between a concave portion formed in the electrostatic chuck unit and the wafer attracted to the electrostatic chuck unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Watanabe, Yutaka Kouzuma, Takumi Tandou, Kenetsu Yokogawa, Hiroshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10821883
    Abstract: A control unit of a headlamp control device for a vehicle is configured so that, when an occupant of the vehicle performs a predetermined interruption operation while the illumination mode of a headlamp is a high beam mode during automatic illumination control, the control unit sets the illumination mode to a low beam mode until an interruption time passes. The interruption time is set to a smaller value as a vehicle speed correlation value is larger. The vehicle speed correlation value is a value that increases as a speed at which the vehicle has been traveling since the start of the interruption operation is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukimi Murase, Kazuhiko Nakashima, Yoshiharu Okabe, Tomonari Sawada, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Haruya Iwatsuki
  • Publication number: 20200340834
    Abstract: A rotation angle detection device for detecting a rotation angle of a rotating body includes a magnet disposed to rotate together with the rotating body, a magnetic portion provided in a ring shape radially outward of the magnet, a plurality of gaps being formed in the magnetic portion at a plurality of locations along a circumferential direction, and a magnetic detection unit arranged in a particular gap of the plurality of gaps. The magnetic detection unit is located at a detection position, a width of the particular gap in the tangential direction at the detection position is defined as a detection position gap width, a width of the particular gap in the tangential direction at a position radially outward of the detection position is defined as a tangential width, and the tangential width is narrower than the detection position gap width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori INUZUKA, Yoshiyuki KONO, Hidekazu WATANABE, Tomoyuki TAKIGUCHI, Takasuke ITO
  • Patent number: 10816159
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light emitting element; and a plate-shaped light guide arranged such that a longitudinal direction thereof crosses an optical axis of the light emitting element. The plate-shaped light guide includes an introducing portion, a reflecting portion, and an emitting portion. The reflecting portion is arranged in front of the optical axis, and includes a front side reflective surface that reflects the light from the introducing portion toward the emitting portion. The front side reflective surface includes a plurality of diffusing steps that diffuses the light from the introducing portion in an extending direction of the plate-shaped light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsunari Enomoto, Tomoyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10811852
    Abstract: A spark plug which is capable of further improving load life performance and a resistor material for a spark plug are provided. A spark plug includes a center electrode, a terminal fitting, and a resistor disposed between the center electrode and the terminal fitting. The resistor contains glass, a zirconia-based material and an electrically conducting material. The zirconia-based material contains at least stabilized zirconia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200328099
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a stage disposed in a processing chamber for mounting a wafer, a plasma generation chamber disposed above the processing chamber for plasma generation using process gas, a plate member having multiple introduction holes, made of a dielectric material, disposed above the stage and between the processing chamber and the plasma generation chamber, and a lamp disposed around the plate member for heating the wafer. The plasma processing apparatus further includes an external IR light source, an emission fiber arranged in the stage, that outputs IR light from the external IR light source toward a wafer bottom, and a light collection fiber for collecting IR light from the wafer. Data obtained using only IR light from the lamp is subtracted from data obtained also using IR light from the external IR light source during heating of the wafer. Thus, a wafer temperature is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI, Nobuya MIYOSHI, Kazunori SHINODA, Tatehito USUI, Naoyuki KOFUJI, Yutaka KOUZUMA, Tomoyuki WATANABE, Kenetsu YOKOGAWA, Satoshi SAKAI, Masaru IZAWA
  • Patent number: 10804733
    Abstract: A power supply system that is mountable on a vehicle has a lead-acid storage battery connected to an electrical load, a lithium-ion storage battery having different charge and discharge characteristics form the lead-acid storage battery, and connected in parallel with the lead-acid storage battery with respect to the electrical load, a power generator configured to charge the lead-acid storage battery and the lithium-ion storage battery, and a controller configured to drive the power generator based on a relationship between a discharge current of the lead-acid storage battery and a discharge current of the lithium-ion storage battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Koike, Akifumi Koishi, Masahiko Tahara, Munemitsu Watanabe, Atsushi Tezuka, Terumasa Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20200317115
    Abstract: A control unit of a headlamp control device for a vehicle is configured so that, when an occupant of the vehicle performs a predetermined interruption operation while the illumination mode of a headlamp is a high beam mode during automatic illumination control, the control unit sets the illumination mode to a low beam mode until an interruption time passes. The interruption time is set to a smaller value as a vehicle speed correlation value is larger. The vehicle speed correlation value is a value that increases as a speed at which the vehicle has been traveling since the start of the interruption operation is higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukimi MURASE, Kazuhiko NAKASHIMA, Yoshiharu OKABE, Tomonari SAWADA, Tomoyuki WATANABE, Haruya IWATSUKI
  • Patent number: 10784697
    Abstract: A vehicle power supply control method includes switching, when a constant voltage is required of a power supply circuit in generating electric power by a power generator, the power supply circuit being connected to a primary storage battery and configured to be connected to a secondary storage battery that has a lower internal resistance than that of the primary storage battery, between connection of the secondary storage battery to the power supply circuit and disconnection of the secondary storage battery from the power supply circuit depending on the required constant voltage, current output to the power supply circuit by the power generator, and a state of charge of the secondary storage battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akifumi Koishi, Masahiko Tahara, Atsushi Tezuka, Tomoyuki Koike, Munemitsu Watanabe, Terumasa Tsuchiya
  • 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
  • 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: D900174
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Igarashi, Shinichi Hirono, Tomoyuki Ueno, Asako Watanabe