Patents by Inventor Toshifumi Tanaka

Toshifumi Tanaka 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: 20200403021
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image-capturing element and an electronic device capable of reducing the capacitance by using a hollow region. At least a part of a region between an FD wiring connected to a floating diffusion and a wiring other than the FD wiring is a hollow region. The present disclosure can be applied to a CMOS image sensor having, for example, a floating diffusion, a transfer transistor, an amplifying transistor, a selection transistor, a reset transistor, and a photodiode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Takashi Nagano, Toshifumi Wakano, Takeshi Matsunuma
  • Publication number: 20200377698
    Abstract: Provided are tires that are excellent in tire properties such as fuel economy, abrasion resistance, wet grip performance, snow and ice performance, fracture resistance, and flex crack growth resistance. Included is a tire containing a rubber composition containing a natural rubber derived from Taraxacum kok-saghyz having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 5,000,000 or more and including polymers having a radius of gyration (Rz) of 130 nm or larger, wherein the Mw and Rz values are measured by FFF-MALS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi HABA, Tatsuhiro TANAKA, Yumi SAKAGUCHI, Yukino INOUE, Kazuhisa FUSHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20200330144
    Abstract: A generator includes a control device including a processor, and outputs electrical energy to a treatment instrument. The processor determines whether a treatment target has been heat-denatured prior to receiving an output command, and, based on determination, selects, as an operation state of the treatment instrument, one of a first mode if it is determined that the treatment target has not been heat-denatured and a second mode if it is determined that the treatment target has been heat-denatured. The processor operates the treatment instrument at the selected operation state by controlling the output of the electrical energy to the treatment instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei MORIWAKI, Yoshitaka HONDA, Tsuyoshi HAYASHIDA, Toshifumi KATSURAGI, Kazue TANAKA, Sadayoshi TAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10797097
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image-capturing element and an electronic device capable of reducing the capacitance by using a hollow region. At least a part of a region between an FD wiring connected to a floating diffusion and a wiring other than the FD wiring is a hollow region. The present disclosure can be applied to a CMOS image sensor having, for example, a floating diffusion, a transfer transistor, an amplifying transistor, a selection transistor, a reset transistor, and a photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Takashi Nagano, Toshifumi Wakano, Takeshi Matsunuma
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200258930
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises a sensor substrate including a pixel array that includes at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode including a light receiving region, a cathode, and an anode. The first pixel includes a wiring layer electrically connected to the cathode and arranged in the sensor substrate such that the wiring layer is in a path of incident light that exits the light receiving region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Yusuke OTAKE, Toshifumi WAKANO
  • Patent number: 10741605
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensor, an imaging device, and electronic equipment configured such that an FD is shared by a plurality of pixels to further miniaturize the pixels at low cost without lowering of sensitivity and a conversion efficiency. In a configuration in which a plurality of pixels are arranged with respect to at least either of one of the OCCFs or one of the OCLs, a floating diffusion (FD) is shared by a sharing unit including a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels including pixels of at least either of different OCCFs or different OCLs. The present technology is applicable to a CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nanako Kato, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Tanaka, Yusuke Otake
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10672818
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises a sensor substrate including a pixel array that includes at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode including a light receiving region, a cathode, and an anode. The first pixel includes a wiring layer electrically connected to the cathode and arranged in the sensor substrate such that the wiring layer is in a path of incident light that exits the light receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Yusuke Otake, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20200062783
    Abstract: Provided is a compound capable of generating a Lewis acid in response to light unlike conventional photo acid generators. The compound comprises an anionic moiety having a central boron atom and a particular cationic moiety (for example, a cation having a HOMO-LUMO gap of 5.3 eV or less). The cationic moiety may, for example, have a skeleton selected from an N-substituted pyridinium skeleton, an N-substituted bipyridinium skeleton, an N-substituted quinolinium skeleton, and a pyrylium skeleton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoaki Tanaka, Satoshi Ishida, Toshifumi Nishida
  • Publication number: 20200006417
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image-capturing element and an electronic device capable of reducing the capacitance by using a hollow region. At least a part of a region between an FD wiring connected to a floating diffusion and a wiring other than the FD wiring is a hollow region. The present disclosure can be applied to a CMOS image sensor having, for example, a floating diffusion, a transfer transistor, an amplifying transistor, a selection transistor, a reset transistor, and a photodiode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: YUSUKE TANAKA, TAKASHI NAGANO, TOSHIFUMI WAKANO, TAKESHI MATSUNUMA
  • Publication number: 20190372952
    Abstract: Provided is an IoT data collection system 100 including an agent device 10 configured to acquire IoT data, a management device 20 configured to manage the agent device 10, and a server device 30 configured to receive the IoT data from the agent device 10. The agent device 10 includes a first transmission unit configured to transmit an authentication activation key to the management device 20 at startup. The management device 20 includes a collation unit configured to collate a registered activation key and the authentication activation key, and a transmission unit configured to transmit an authentication agent ID to the agent device 10 when the collation result is matched. The agent device 10 further includes a second transmission unit configured to transmit the IoT data and the authentication agent ID to the server device 30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihisa HIGUCHI, Kazuya NOHARA, Jun OTAKE, Tomohiro HARADA, Kenichi TANAKA, Yoshiyuki INABA, Toshifumi ONUKI
  • Patent number: 10456188
    Abstract: A heating treatment apparatus to treat a living tissue by heating the living tissue includes a first holding member and a second holding member, a first heat generating element provided on the first holding member, a second heat generating element provided on the second holding member, a power supply unit supplying electric power to cause the first heat generating element and the second heat generating element to generate heat, and a control unit controlling operations of the power supply unit. The control unit switches a mode between a first mode and a second mode during treatment of the living tissue. Temperatures of the first heat generating element and the second heat generating element are controlled to the same temperature in the first mode and to different temperatures in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sadayoshi Takami, Yoshitaka Honda, Takashi Irisawa, Kazue Tanaka, Toshifumi Katsuragi
  • Publication number: 20190326338
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that are configured to suppress the occurrence of noise and white blemishes in an amplification transistor having an element separation region which is formed by ion implantation. An amplification transistor has an element separation region formed by ion implantation. A channel region insulating film which is at least a part of a gate insulating film above a channel region of the amplification transistor is thin compared to a gate insulating film of a selection transistor, and an element separation region insulating film which is at least a part of a gate insulating film above the element separation region of the amplification transistor is thick compared to the channel region insulating film. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OTAKE, Toshifumi WAKANO, Takuya SANO, Yusuke TANAKA, Keiji TATANI, Hideo HARIFUCHI, Eiichi TAUCHI, Hiroki IWASHITA, Akira MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10396116
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image-capturing element and an electronic device capable of reducing the capacitance by using a hollow region. At least a part of a region between an FD wiring connected to a floating diffusion and a wiring other than the FD wiring is a hollow region. The present disclosure can be applied to a CMOS image sensor having, for example, a floating diffusion, a transfer transistor, an amplifying transistor, a selection transistor, a reset transistor, and a photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Takashi Nagano, Toshifumi Wakano, Takeshi Matsunuma
  • Publication number: 20190252442
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises a sensor substrate including a pixel array that includes at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode including a light receiving region, a cathode, and an anode. The first pixel includes a wiring layer electrically connected to the cathode and arranged in the sensor substrate such that the wiring layer is in a path of incident light that exits the light receiving region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Yusuke OTAKE, Toshifumi WAKANO
  • Patent number: 10352327
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes: a rotor that is rotated to perform evacuation; a pump disassembly detection circuit that detects a disassembled state in which the vacuum pump is disassembled; and a pump operation prohibition circuit that prohibits rotary drive of the rotor when the pump operation prohibition circuit determines that the pump disassembly detection circuit has detected the disassembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Ohfuji, Toshifumi Hashimoto, Shingo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10342596
    Abstract: A living tissue bonding system includes a treatment instrument having a heating element which applies thermal energy to living tissue, an element temperature measuring section configured to measure an element temperature T1 of the heating element, a power source configured to generate power, a first calculating section configured to estimate a temperature difference ?T between the element temperature T1 and a temperature T2 of the living tissue using a table or an equation stored beforehand in order to estimate the temperature difference ?T based on an output value of the power source, a second calculating section configured to estimate the tissue temperature T2 from the element temperature T1 and the temperature difference ?T estimated by the first calculating section, and a control section configured to control the power source based on the tissue temperature T2 estimated by the second calculating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Honda, Takashi Irisawa, Kazue Tanaka, Sadayoshi Takami, Toshifumi Katsuragi
  • Patent number: 10347673
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that are configured to suppress the occurrence of noise and white blemishes in an amplification transistor having an element separation region which is formed by ion implantation. An amplification transistor has an element separation region formed by ion implantation. A channel region insulating film which is at least a part of a gate insulating film above a channel region of the amplification transistor is thin compared to a gate insulating film of a selection transistor, and an element separation region insulating film which is at least a part of a gate insulating film above the element separation region of the amplification transistor is thick compared to the channel region insulating film. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Otake, Toshifumi Wakano, Takuya Sano, Yusuke Tanaka, Keiji Tatani, Hideo Harifuchi, Eiichi Tauchi, Hiroki Iwashita, Akira Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10004116
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a power converter and a controller. The power converter includes a transformer having primary, secondary and tertiary windings, and a switching device electrically connected in series with the primary winding. The controller is configured to measure a signal simulating a primary current flowing through the primary winding based on a voltage occurring across the tertiary winding and detect timing for turning the switching device off based on the signal simulating the primary current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fukui, Kazutoshi Suganuma, Toshifumi Tanaka