Patents by Inventor Yoshifumi Sekiguchi

Yoshifumi Sekiguchi 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: 20200203120
    Abstract: A charged particle beam device includes a scintillator and a light guide. The light guide has an incident surface configured to incident a light from the scintillator, an emission surface configured to emit a light incident from the incident surface, and a first surface configured to guide the light incident from the incident surface to a side of the emission surface. The light guide has a bent portion. The bent portion has a second surface configured to guide the light to the side of the emission surface in regions excluding a region between the incident surface and the emission surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Shin IMAMURA, Hajime KAWANO, Shahedul HOQUE
  • Patent number: 10679821
    Abstract: A charged particle beam device includes a scintillator and a light guide. The light guide has an incident surface configured to incident a light from the scintillator, an emission surface configured to emit a light incident from the incident surface, and a first surface configured to guide the light incident from the incident surface to a side of the emission surface. The light guide has a bent portion. The bent portion has a second surface configured to guide the light to the side of the emission surface in regions excluding a region between the incident surface and the emission surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Shin Imamura, Hajime Kawano, Shahedul Hoque
  • Patent number: 10641607
    Abstract: A height detection apparatus is configured to project a pattern on a sample arranged at any of a plurality of reference positions and configured to detect a height of the sample. The apparatus includes: a projection optical system that generates a plurality of spatially separated light beams each having the pattern and projects the generated spatially separated light beams onto the sample; an imaging element that images the pattern reflected from the sample; a detection optical system that guides the pattern reflected from the sample to the imaging element; and at least one optical path length correction member disposed on an optical path different from an optical path having a shortest optical path length among a plurality of optical paths corresponding to the plurality of light beams at a position where the plurality of light beams is spatially separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Naoya Nakai, Koichi Taniguchi, Makoto Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200133055
    Abstract: A color display device comprises an array of a plurality of sub-pixels including a red sub-pixel, a blue sub-pixel, a first green sub-pixel and a second green sub-pixel. The first green sub-pixel and the second green sub-pixel are smaller than that of the red sub-pixel or the blue sub-pixel. The two adjacent first green sub-pixels are arranged in a first direction, the two adjacent second green sub-pixels are arranged in the first direction. The blue sub-pixel is directly adjacent to the red sub-pixel in a second direction; the blue sub-pixel is directly adjacent to the two first green sub-pixels and the two second green sub-pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shoichi HIROTA, Shinichi KOMURA, Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Tsunenori YAMAMOTO, Masaya ADACHI
  • Patent number: 10593512
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light guide capable of guiding light generated by a scintillator at high efficiency to a photoreceiving element, a detector, and a charged particle beam device. For attaining the purpose, the present invention proposes a light guide that guides light generated by a scintillator to a photoreceiving element, provided with a scintillator containment portion formed of a first surface facing a surface opposite to a charged particle incident surface of the scintillator and a second surface facing a surface different from the surface opposite to the charged particle incident surface of the scintillator, and a tilted surface reflecting light incident from the second surface to the inside of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Shin Imamura, Hajime Kawano, Shahedul Hoque
  • Patent number: 10566503
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to decrease the process temperature for a multilayer glass into which an optical element is to be packed, thereby reducing the damage to the optical element during processing. A multilayer glass according to the present invention is so configured that a gap formed between glass plates is sealed with a sealing material that can fix at a process temperature lower than a temperature employed for the processing of an optical element (see FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kaneko, Takashi Naito, Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Tatsuya Miyake
  • Patent number: 10551664
    Abstract: In a color display device, when using white (W) sub-pixels in addition to subpixels of red (R) and green (G) plus blue (B) without increasing a wiring line number, the per-color pixel number in a unit area decreases so that the image resolution is deteriorated. The area and number of subpixels are adjusted in accordance with the visual sensitivity or luminosity required. Practically, the area of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels which are relatively low in luminosity is set to be about two times greater than the area of green (G) and white (W) subpixels that are relatively high in luminosity while letting the number of green (G) and white (W) subpixels be twice the number of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels. A larger subpixel is configured from a plurality of unit subpixels. A smaller subpixel is formed of a one unit subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Hirota, Shinichi Komura, Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Masaya Adachi
  • Publication number: 20190323835
    Abstract: A height detection apparatus is configured to project a pattern on a sample arranged at any of a plurality of reference positions and configured to detect a height of the sample. The apparatus includes: a projection optical system that generates a plurality of spatially separated light beams each having the pattern and projects the generated spatially separated light beams onto the sample; an imaging element that images the pattern reflected from the sample; a detection optical system that guides the pattern reflected from the sample to the imaging element; and at least one optical path length correction member disposed on an optical path different from an optical path having a shortest optical path length among a plurality of optical paths corresponding to the plurality of light beams at a position where the plurality of light beams is spatially separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Naoya NAKAI, Koichi TANIGUCHI, Makoto SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20190115186
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light guide capable of guiding light generated by a scintillator at high efficiency to a photoreceiving element, a detector, and a charged particle beam device. For attaining the purpose, the present invention proposes a light guide that guides light generated by a scintillator to a photoreceiving element, provided with a scintillator containment portion formed of a first surface facing a surface opposite to a charged particle incident surface of the scintillator and a second surface facing a surface different from the surface opposite to the charged particle incident surface of the scintillator, and a tilted surface reflecting light incident from the second surface to the inside of the light guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Shin IMAMURA, Hajime KAWANO, Shahedul HOQUE
  • Publication number: 20180294386
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to decrease the process temperature for a multilayer glass into which an optical element is to be packed, thereby reducing the damage to the optical element during processing. A multilayer glass according to the present invention is so configured that a gap formed between glass plates is sealed with a sealing material that can fix at a process temperature lower than a temperature employed for the processing of an optical element (see FIG. 1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki KANEKO, Takashi NAITO, Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Tatsuya MIYAKE
  • Publication number: 20170178577
    Abstract: In a color display device, when using white (W) sub-pixels in addition to subpixels of red (R) and green (G) plus blue (B) without increasing a wiring line number, the per-color pixel number in a unit area decreases so that the image resolution is deteriorated. The area and number of subpixels are adjusted in accordance with the visual sensitivity or luminosity required. Practically, the area of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels which are relatively low in luminosity is set to be about two times greater than the area of green (G) and white (W) subpixels that are relatively high in luminosity while letting the number of green (G) and white (W) subpixels be twice the number of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels. A larger subpixel is configured from a plurality of unit subpixels. A smaller subpixel is formed of a one unit subpixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Shoichi HIROTA, Shinichi KOMURA, Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Tsunenori YAMAMOTO, Masaya ADACHI
  • Patent number: 9626918
    Abstract: In a color display device, when using white (W) sub-pixels in addition to subpixels of red (R) and green (G) plus blue (B) without increasing a wiring line number, the per-color pixel number in a unit area decreases so that the image resolution is deteriorated. The area and number of subpixels are adjusted in accordance with the visual sensitivity or luminosity required. Practically, the area of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels which are relatively low in luminosity is set to be about two times greater than the area of green (G) and white (W) subpixels that are relatively high in luminosity while letting the number of green (G) and white (W) subpixels be twice the number of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels. A larger subpixel is configured from a plurality of unit subpixels. A smaller subpixel is formed of a one unit subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Hirota, Shinichi Komura, Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Masaya Adachi
  • Publication number: 20150035738
    Abstract: In a color display device, when using white (W) sub-pixels in addition to subpixels of red (R) and green (G) plus blue (B) without increasing a wiring line number, the per-color pixel number in a unit area decreases so that the image resolution is deteriorated. The area and number of subpixels are adjusted in accordance with the visual sensitivity or luminosity required. Practically, the area of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels which are relatively low in luminosity is set to be about two times greater than the area of green (G) and white (W) subpixels that are relatively high in luminosity while letting the number of green (G) and white (W) subpixels be twice the number of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels. A larger subpixel is configured from a plurality of unit subpixels. A smaller subpixel is formed of a one unit subpixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Shoichi HIROTA, Shinichi KOMURA, Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Tsunenori YAMAMOTO, Masaya ADACHI
  • Patent number: 8891044
    Abstract: In a color display device, when using white (W) sub-pixels in addition to subpixels of red (R) and green (G) plus blue (B) without increasing a wiring line number, the per-color pixel number in a unit area decreases so that the image resolution is deteriorated. The area and number of subpixels are adjusted in accordance with the visual sensitivity or luminosity required. Practically, the area of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels which are relatively low in luminosity is set to be about two times greater than the area of green (G) and white (W) subpixels that are relatively high in luminosity while letting the number of green (G) and white (W) subpixels be twice the number of red (R) and blue (B) subpixels. A larger subpixel is configured from a plurality of unit subpixels. A smaller subpixel is formed of a one unit subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Hirota, Shinichi Komura, Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Masaya Adachi
  • Patent number: 8780298
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a light guide plate having an emission surface emitting light to a liquid crystal panel and a plurality of side surfaces; and a plurality of light sources LEDPKG inputting light to the light guide plate from at least one side surface. The light guide plate is divided into a plurality of parts extending from the light inputted one side surface to an opposite side surface and the plurality of parts include at least one first part and at least one second part. The first part and the second part are adjacent to each other, and two-dimensionally overlap with the display area, respectively. At least the second part has a shape for emitting the light from an emission surface, and a sectional shape in the extending direction of the first part is greater than that of the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Ikuo Hiyama
  • Patent number: 8659718
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device (1) with increased light use efficiency and thin frame on the side on which the light emitting diode is disposed, including: a liquid crystal panel (3); a backlight unit (5) including a light guide plate (12) and light emitting diodes being disposed side by side in a longitudinal direction of an incident surface; an intermediate frame (9), which includes a plurality of protruding portions that protrude to an exiting surface side of the light guide plate (12); and an end portion reflection sheet (14), which is disposed on an exiting surface side of the intermediate frame (9) and adjacent to the plurality of protruding portions, extends in an array direction of the light emitting diodes, and includes tongue-shaped portions each extending between adjacent ones of the plurality of protruding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Naoki Sato, Naoki Iwasaki, Takaaki Kitada
  • Patent number: 8421957
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel and an illuminating device having a plurality of LED packages which include LED's and a lens. Each LED package includes a high refractive index member containing a substance having a larger refractive index than that of a material forming the lens and which seals the LED. The lens is shaped to have a recess near its center, and is shaped so that a moving radius increases as a polar angle increases within a range of 0 to 80 degrees. The moving radius is defined as a distance starting from the lens center and ending in the lens surface, and the polar angle is defined as an angle that is made by the moving radius to the center axis that is vertical to a plane on which said LED package is located and passing through the center of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Ikuo Hiyama, Tsunenori Yamamoto, Hiroki Kaneko, Toshiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8384845
    Abstract: The side surface of the light guide plate includes an incident surface which faces the light source unit in an opposed manner, and a fixing surface which is directed in the left-and-right direction orthogonal to the top-and-bottom direction which is the direction along which the light source unit and the incident surface each other in an opposed manner. An engaging portion which is engageable with a lower frame is formed on the fixing surface or an edge portion which forms the fixing surface. The engaging portion is configured to allow a change of a distance between the incident surface and the lower frame due to expansion or shrinkage of the light guide plate while restricting the movement of the light guide plate in the top-and-bottom direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Yoshiro Mikami, Ikuo Hiyama, Naoki Iwasaki, Masaki Tsubokura
  • Publication number: 20120162569
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device (1) with increased light use efficiency and thin frame on the side on which the light emitting diode is disposed, including: a liquid crystal panel (3); a backlight unit (5) including a light guide plate (12) and light emitting diodes being disposed side by side in a longitudinal direction of an incident surface; an intermediate frame (9), which includes a plurality of protruding portions that protrude to an exiting surface side of the light guide plate (12); and an end portion reflection sheet (14), which is disposed on an exiting surface side of the intermediate frame (9) and adjacent to the plurality of protruding portions, extends in an array direction of the light emitting diodes, and includes tongue-shaped portions each extending between adjacent ones of the plurality of protruding portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi SEKIGUCHI, Naoki SATO, Naoki IWASAKI, Takaaki KITADA
  • Patent number: 8194203
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is provided with a backlight where there is little inconsistency in the temperature in the fluorescent lamps and which can illuminate the liquid crystal panel well even when the structure is thin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Naoki Iwasaki, Yoshihiro Imajo