Patents by Inventor Yoshiki Okamoto

Yoshiki Okamoto 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: 20220221391
    Abstract: To make multicolor analysis possible while suppressing an increase in size. An optical measuring device according to an embodiment includes: a spectroscopic optical system (37A to 37E) that spectrally disperses a fluorescent ray emitted from a specimen that passes through each of a plurality of irradiation spots arrayed in a first direction in a second direction included in a plane parallel to the first direction; and an image sensor (34) that receives the fluorescent ray spectrally dispersed by the spectroscopic optical system and generates image data. The second direction is inclined with respect to a plane vertical to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventor: YOSHIKI OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11369924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a membrane separation system including a plurality of separation membrane elements connected to one another, each of the separation membrane elements including a plurality of separation membrane pairs, each separation membrane pair including separation membranes each having a feed-side surface and a permeate-side surface and disposed such that the feed-side surfaces face each other, in which the plurality of separation membrane elements include a first separation membrane element and a second separation membrane element, and at least one first separation membrane element serves as a stage preceding the second separation membrane element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Garg, Yoshiki Okamoto, Shinichiro Yoshidomi, Shigehisa Hanada, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20220146403
    Abstract: To provide a microparticle measurement technology capable of supporting excitation light in a wideband wavelength range. The present technology provides a microparticle measurement device provided with a plurality of objective lenses for excitation light irradiation used for irradiating microparticles flowing through a flow path with excitation light, in which at least one of the objective lenses for excitation light irradiation is used for detecting scattered light emitted from the microparticles by the excitation light with which the microparticles are irradiated through another one of the objective lenses for excitation light irradiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventor: YOSHIKI OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210318224
    Abstract: To provide a technique capable of handling quantitative data in a spectrum type microparticle measurement device without causing deterioration of the SNR. The present technology provides a microparticle measurement spectrometer including: a spectroscopic element that disperses light emitted from microparticles flowing through a flow path; and a photoelectric conversion array that has a plurality of light receiving elements having different detection wavelength ranges and converts optical information obtained by the light receiving elements into electrical information, in which the photoelectric conversion array has a uniform output of all channels when light with which the amount of light per unit wavelength becomes same is incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: MASAAKI HARA, TOMOYUKI UMETSU, YOSHIKI OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210308828
    Abstract: A dressing apparatus includes a bus member which is equipped with a ceiling plate and a circular or polygonal cylindrical skirt portion provided at a bottom surface of the ceiling plate and which is configured to accommodate a polishing pad from thereabove. The bus member includes a dual fluid nozzle configured to jet a cleaning liquid and a gas onto a polishing surface of the polishing pad; a dress board configured to come into contact with the polishing surface of the polishing pad; and a rinse nozzle configured to supply a rinse liquid onto a contact surface between the polishing surface of the polishing pad and the dress board. A cleaning liquid, a fragment of a grindstone or a sludge is suppressed from being scattered around by the skirt portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiki Okamoto, Yasushi Takiguchi, Akihiro Kubo, Hayato Hosaka, Ryuto Ozasa
  • Publication number: 20210220878
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus configured to clean a surface of a substrate having a circular shape by bringing a cleaning member into contact with the surface of the substrate and rotating the substrate and the cleaning member relatively is provided. A contact region of the cleaning member which comes into contact with the surface of the substrate is widened in a radial shape from a center side of the substrate toward a peripheral side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiro Kubo, Yasushi Takiguchi, Teruhiko Kodama, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11065580
    Abstract: According to the present invention, even when a high recovery ratio operation is performed, the influence of concentration of ingredients to be separated in the feed fluid can be reduced, the concentration polarization can be prevented by increasing the turbulence effect on the membrane surface, and the fluid permeation performance and the separation performance of the separation membrane element can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Okamoto, Akshay Garg, Kentarou Takagi, Hiroho Hirozawa, Tamotsu Kitade
  • Patent number: 11059145
    Abstract: A dressing apparatus 200 includes a bus member 203 which is equipped with a ceiling plate 201 and a circular or polygonal cylindrical skirt portion 202 provided at a bottom surface of the ceiling plate 201 and which is configured to accommodate a polishing pad 131 from thereabove. The bus member 203 includes a dual fluid nozzle 204 configured to jet a cleaning liquid and a gas onto a polishing surface of the polishing pad 131; a dress board 205 configured to come into contact with the polishing surface of the polishing pad 131; and a rinse nozzle 206 configured to supply a rinse liquid onto a contact surface between the polishing surface of the polishing pad 131 and the dress board 205. A cleaning liquid, a fragment of a grindstone or a sludge is suppressed from being scattered around by the skirt portion 202.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiki Okamoto, Yasushi Takiguchi, Akihiro Kubo, Hayato Hosaka, Ryuto Ozasa
  • Patent number: 10974206
    Abstract: In order to provide a composite semipermeable membrane which combines strength and water permeability, the present invention provides a composite semipermeable membrane including: a supporting membrane including a substrate and a porous support; and a separation functional layer disposed on the porous support, in which the substrate has a weight A per unit area, a portion of the porous support which is located within the substrate has a weight B per unit area, and a sum of the weight A and the weight B, (A+B), is 30 to 100 g/m2, and a ratio between the weight A and the weight B, B/A, is 0.10 to 0.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Furuno, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hiroho Hirozawa, Masahiro Kimura, Takao Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20210039221
    Abstract: A substrate warpage correction method according to this disclosure corrects warpage of a substrate without performing a process on a front surface of the substrate. The substrate warpage correction method includes a surface roughening of performing a surface roughening process on a rear surface of the substrate using a surface roughening processing apparatus configured to be able to perform the surface roughening process on the rear surface of the substrate, to form grooves in the rear surface to thereby correct the warpage of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Nozomu KANETAKE, Akihiro KUBO, Teruhiko KODAMA, Taro YAMAMOTO, Yasushi TAKIGUCHI, Yoshiki OKAMOTO, Hayato HOSAKA
  • Publication number: 20210039048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a membrane separation system including a plurality of separation membrane elements connected to one another, each of the separation membrane elements including a plurality of separation membrane pairs, each separation membrane pair including separation membranes each having a feed-side surface and a permeate-side surface and disposed such that the feed-side surfaces face each other, in which the plurality of separation membrane elements include a first separation membrane element and a second separation membrane element, and at least one first separation membrane element serves as a stage preceding the second separation membrane element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Garg, Yoshiki Okamoto, Shinichiro Yoshidomi, Shigehisa Hanada, Norihiro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20210018424
    Abstract: There is provided a microchip including a plurality of substrate layers having a flow path in which a liquid containing microparticles flows in at least one of the substrate layers, the microchip at least including: an optical radiation region in which light is radiated to microparticles contained in a fluid flowing in the flow path from a side surface of the substrate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junji Kajihara, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20200365417
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a polishing member having a polishing surface configured to perform a polishing of a main surface of a substrate; a first dressing member having a first dressing surface configured to perform a dressing of the polishing surface; a second dressing member having a second dressing surface configured to perform a dressing of the first dressing surface; a holding member configured to hold the polishing member and the second dressing member; and a driving unit configured to, by moving the holding member, switch a first state in which the first dressing surface and the polishing surface come into contact with each other to perform the dressing of the polishing surface and a second state in which the first dressing surface and the second dressing surface come into contact with each other to perform the dressing of the first dressing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro Kubo, Yasushi Takiguchi, Teruhiko Kodama, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hayato Hosaka
  • Patent number: 10840079
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a first holding part configured to hold a substrate; a second holding part configured to hold the substrate; a sliding member configured to rotate about a vertical axis so that the sliding member slides on a back surface of the substrate; a revolution mechanism configured to revolve the sliding member under rotation about a vertical revolution axis; and a relative movement mechanism configured to horizontally move a relative position between the substrate and a revolution trajectory of the sliding member so that when the substrate is held by the first holding part, the sliding member slides on a central portion of the back surface of the substrate, and when the substrate is held by the second holding part, the sliding member slides on the peripheral portion of the back surface of the substrate under rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasushi Takiguchi, Taro Yamamoto, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hayato Hosaka, Teruhiko Kodama, Akihiro Kubo, Ryuto Ozasa, Yuji Ariuchi, Shinsuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10688443
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a composite semipermeable membrane having achieved both strength and water-permeable properties. This composite semipermeable membrane is provided with a substrate, a porous support body disposed on the substrate, and a separation function layer provided on the porous support body. The substrate has a structure provided with a crimped portion and a non-crimped portion. The porous support body is impregnated inside a crimped portion and inside a non-crimped portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Furuno, Hiroho Hirozawa, Takao Sasaki, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10610832
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a composite semipermeable membrane having achieved both strength and water-permeable properties. This composite semipermeable membrane is provided with a substrate, a porous support body disposed on the substrate, and a separation function layer provided on the porous support body. The substrate has a structure provided with a crimped portion and a non-crimped portion. The porous support body is impregnated inside a crimped portion and inside a non-crimped portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shuji Furuno, Hiroho Hirozawa, Takao Sasaki, Yoshiki Okamoto, Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10578848
    Abstract: There is provided a measurement apparatus including a control unit configured to control an on/off state of illumination that does not contribute to acquisition of measurement data on the basis of an acquisition time period of the measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiki Okamoto, Masaaki Hara, Terumasa Ito
  • Publication number: 20190262775
    Abstract: According to the present invention, even when a high recovery ratio operation is performed, the influence of concentration of ingredients to be separated in the feed fluid can be reduced, the concentration polarization can be prevented by increasing the turbulence effect on the membrane surface, and the fluid permeation performance and the separation performance of the separation membrane element can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki OKAMOTO, Akshay GARG, Kentarou TAKAGI, Hiroho HIROZAWA, Tamotsu KITADE
  • Patent number: 10350549
    Abstract: A hollow-fiber membrane module of the invention includes: a cylindrical case having a first end and a second end in a height direction thereof; a hollow-fiber membrane bundle being housed in the cylindrical case and having a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes each closed at an end part on the first end side and opened at an end part on the second end side; a first binding part binding the end parts on the first end side of the hollow-fiber membranes; a first flow channel guiding fluid to pass through the first binding part from the first end side to the second end side of the first binding part; and a channel material directing, at a terminal on the second end side of the first flow channel, a flow of at least a part of the fluid flowing out from the terminal on the second end side of the first flow channel toward a direction intersecting the height direction of the cylindrical case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shun Shimura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Norihiro Takeuchi, Yoshiki Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20190160435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separation membrane element for use in separation of ingredients contained in fluids such as liquid and gas. An object of the present invention is to provide a separation membrane element which, even when used in a high-recovery ratio operation, has high fresh-water production performance and high removal performance and is less apt to suffer scaling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroho HIROZAWA, Kentarou TAKAGI, Yoshiki OKAMOTO, Satoshi KATO, Takeshi KONDA, Hiroyuki YAMADA, Tamotsu KITADE, Akshay GARG