Patents by Inventor Yoichi Wada

Yoichi Wada 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: 11992764
    Abstract: A game program causes a computer to set, if it is determined that a point based on a first action of the character of each of an own player and another player is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, a specific period from a time when an instruction to input a second action has been first accepted from the own player or the other player as a cooperation accepting period, to accept the instruction to input the second action up to a maximum number of times set for each cooperation player from a cooperation player other than the player who has instructed input of the second action, among the own player and the other player, during the cooperation accepting period, and to vary an effect of the second action in accordance with the number of times of the instruction to input the second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nariaki Wada, Yoichi Shoda
  • Publication number: 20240089617
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus has a first filter arranged so as to correspond to a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second filter arranged so as to correspond to a second photoelectric conversion unit. The photoelectric conversion apparatus has a first processing unit configured to process an output signal from the first photoelectric conversion unit and having a first learned model, and a second processing unit configured to process an output signal from the second photoelectric conversion unit and having a second learned model different from the first learned model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20240050893
    Abstract: A filtered containment venting system includes a filtered containment venting tank having: an organic iodine remover for collecting organic iodine; scrubbing water for collecting inorganic iodine; and an alkalizing agent for adding an action of buffering a pH value to the scrubbing water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Sohei FUKUI, Yoichi WADA, Kazuo TOMINAGA, Motoi TANAKA, Masaaki TANAKA, Daiki NUNOKAWA
  • Patent number: 11843875
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus has a first filter arranged so as to correspond to a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second filter arranged so as to correspond to a second photoelectric conversion unit. The photoelectric conversion apparatus has a first processing unit configured to process an output signal from the first photoelectric conversion unit and having a first learned model, and a second processing unit configured to process an output signal from the second photoelectric conversion unit and having a second learned model different from the first learned model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11716550
    Abstract: An imaging arrangement comprising: a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix; and a signal processing arrangement. A first and a second line of the matrix each comprise a light-receiving pixel and a reference pixel, the light-receiving pixels each receive incident light and output a light signal based on the incident light, and each reference pixel outputs a pixel signal for forming an address signal. The processing arrangement provides a first address signal and a second address signal, wherein: the first address signal indicates the position of the first line and comprises a signal value based on the pixel signal from the first line; and the second address signal indicates the position of the second line and comprises a signal value based on the pixel signal from the second line; and the signal value of the first address signal is different to the signal value of the second address signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Shikina, Kentaro Tsukida, Yasushi Iwakura, Yoichi Wada
  • Patent number: 11509886
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a first pixel including a photoelectric converter, a first node to which charge is transferred from the photoelectric converter, and a first transistor that resets a voltage of the first node, and configured to output a first signal in accordance with a voltage of the first node, a second pixel including a second node to which a predetermined voltage is supplied and a second transistor that resets a voltage of the second node, and configured to output a second signal in accordance with a voltage of the second node; and a control line connected to the first transistor and the second transistor. The first transistor resets the first node to a first voltage, and the second transistor resets the second node to a second voltage having a smaller amplitude than the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichiro Handa, Yoichi Wada
  • Patent number: 11502118
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided in which a shield wiring is arranged between signal lines of a first set out of a plurality of signal lines, and, in which signal lines of a second set out of a plurality of signal lines are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Daisuke Yoshida, Fumihiro Inui
  • Patent number: 11483508
    Abstract: In an imaging apparatus, each of a plurality of pixels has a first semiconductor area having a first conductivity type, a floating diffusion area, and a transfer gate positioned between the first semiconductor area and the floating diffusion area. In a part of the plurality of pixels, a partial area of the first semiconductor area receives a potential supplied from a contact. The part of the plurality of pixels further has a second semiconductor area having a second conductivity type positioned between the partial area and the transfer gate in a planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichi Wada
  • Publication number: 20220247979
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus has a first filter arranged so as to correspond to a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second filter arranged so as to correspond to a second photoelectric conversion unit. The photoelectric conversion apparatus has a first processing unit configured to process an output signal from the first photoelectric conversion unit and having a first learned model, and a second processing unit configured to process an output signal from the second photoelectric conversion unit and having a second learned model different from the first learned model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11265493
    Abstract: A third line that supplies a first potential to a first semiconductor region of a first detection pixel and a fourth line that supplies a second potential to the first semiconductor region of a second detection pixel are provided. An interval between a partial line of the third line and a partial line of the fourth line is longer than an interval between a partial line of a first line and a partial line of a second line which extend along the partial line of the third line and the partial line of the fourth line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichi Wada
  • Patent number: 11211416
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a semiconductor layer having a front surface and a back surface and in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions is provided between the front surface and the back surface, a wiring structure arranged on the front surface side of the semiconductor layer, a separation portion arranged between the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions and formed by a trench continuing from the back surface, a first light shielding portion arranged above the semiconductor layer on the back surface side so as to overlap the separation portion, and a second light shielding portion arranged above the semiconductor layer on the back surface side so as to face the first light shielding portion via a region located above at least one photoelectric conversion portion among the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Ogawa, Nobuhiko Sato, Masaki Kurihara, Yoichi Wada
  • Publication number: 20210057473
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided in which a shield wiring is arranged between signal lines of a first set out of a plurality of signal lines, and, in which signal lines of a second set out of a plurality of signal lines are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Daisuke Yoshida, Fumihiro Inui
  • Patent number: 10903253
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided in which, at a position where a line passes a pixel in a first row along a second direction intersecting with a first direction, a first signal line and a second signal line are arranged at overlapping positions, in which, at a position where a line passes a pixel in a second row along the second direction, the first and the second signal lines are arranged at non-overlapping positions, and, in which, at a position where a line passes a pixel in a third row along the second direction, the first and the second signal lines are arranged at overlapping positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Daisuke Yoshida, Fumihiro Inui
  • Patent number: 10868064
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided in which a shield wiring is arranged between signal lines of a first set out of a plurality of signal lines, and, in which signal lines of a second set out of a plurality of signal lines are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoichi Wada, Daisuke Yoshida, Fumihiro Inui
  • Patent number: 10818715
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, provided is a solid state imaging device having a pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion provided in a semiconductor substrate. The photoelectric conversion portion includes first and second charge accumulation region of a first conductivity type provided at a first depth of the semiconductor substrate and spaced apart from each other by a first gap, and first and second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided at a second depth located under the first depth of the semiconductor substrate and extend over the first charge accumulation region, the first gap, and the second charge accumulation region in a planar view. At the second depth, an impurity concentration of the second conductivity type in a region under the first gap is higher than an impurity concentration of the second conductivity type in a region under the first and second charge accumulation regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junji Iwata, Yoichi Wada, Yoichiro Handa, Daichi Seto, Hideyuki Ito, Ginjiro Toyoguchi, Hajime Ikeda, Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200336687
    Abstract: In an imaging apparatus, each of a plurality of pixels has a first semiconductor area having a first conductivity type, a floating diffusion area, and a transfer gate positioned between the first semiconductor area and the floating diffusion area. In a part of the plurality of pixels, a partial area of the first semiconductor area receives a potential supplied from a contact. The part of the plurality of pixels further has a second semiconductor area having a second conductivity type positioned between the partial area and the transfer gate in a planar view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventor: Yoichi Wada
  • Publication number: 20200304740
    Abstract: A third line that supplies a first potential to a first semiconductor region of a first detection pixel and a fourth line that supplies a second potential to the first semiconductor region of a second detection pixel are provided. An interval between a partial line of the third line and a partial line of the fourth line is longer than an interval between a partial line of a first line and a partial line of a second line which extend along the partial line of the third line and the partial line of the fourth line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventor: Yoichi Wada
  • Patent number: 10771775
    Abstract: An imaging device comprising a plurality of pixels and a processing unit. The plurality of pixels includes (i) a light-receiving pixel arranged to receive incident light and output a light signal based on the incident light, and (ii) a reference pixel arranged to output a pixel signal for configuring a failure detection signal. The processing unit is arranged to determine whether or not the failure detection signal is correct based on abnormality information indicating the abnormality of the reference pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Igarashi, Noriyuki Shikina, Yasushi Iwakura, Yoichi Wada
  • Patent number: 10742921
    Abstract: In an imaging apparatus, each of a plurality of pixels has a first semiconductor area having a first conductivity type, a floating diffusion area, and a transfer gate positioned between the first semiconductor area and the floating diffusion area. In a part of the plurality of pixels, a partial area of the first semiconductor area receives a potential supplied from a contact. The part of the plurality of pixels further has a second semiconductor area having a second conductivity type positioned between the partial area and the transfer gate in a planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichi Wada
  • Publication number: 20200228793
    Abstract: A photoelectric conversion device includes a first pixel including a photoelectric converter, a first node to which charge is transferred from the photoelectric converter, and a first transistor that resets a voltage of the first node, and configured to output a first signal in accordance with a voltage of the first node, a second pixel including a second node to which a predetermined voltage is supplied and a second transistor that resets a voltage of the second node, and configured to output a second signal in accordance with a voltage of the second node; and a control line connected to the first transistor and the second transistor. The first transistor resets the first node to a first voltage, and the second transistor resets the second node to a second voltage having a smaller amplitude than the first voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yoichiro Handa, Yoichi Wada