Patents by Inventor Yuichi Yamamoto

Yuichi Yamamoto 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: 11024658
    Abstract: The present technology relates to techniques of preventing intrusion of moisture into a chip. Various illustrative embodiments include image sensors that include: a substrate; a plurality of layers stacked on the substrate; the plurality of layers including a photodiode layer having a plurality of photodiodes formed on a surface of the photodiode layer; the plurality of layers including at least one layer having a groove formed such that a portion of the at least one layer is excavated; and a transparent resin layer formed above the photodiode layer and formed in the groove. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Shinji Miyazawa, Yutaka Ooka, Kensaku Maeda, Yusuke Moriya, Naoki Ogawa, Nobutoshi Fujii, Shunsuke Furuse, Masaya Nagata, Yuichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20210151813
    Abstract: A terminal mounted in advance on a battery of an instrument that is a management target wirelessly transmits a battery state obtained by detecting an electric property related to a remaining battery amount of the battery and a terminal ID for identifying the terminal, and a management device displays remaining amount information related to the battery remaining amount on a screen based on the terminal ID and the battery state received from the terminal. This allows a user to easily figure out the remaining amount of a battery being used in an existing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Toshishige Shimamura, Yuichi Okabe, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yuzo Ishii
  • Publication number: 20210148808
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a controller configured to count a pulse derived from a particles as a plural particles when a light reception level signal includes the pulse having a first extreme value point, a second extreme value point, and a third extreme value point, and the pulse fulfils a condition in which the third extreme value point is present between the first extreme value point and the second extreme value point in a pulse width direction of the pulse, the third extreme value point is present between the first extreme value point and a threshold in a pulse amplitude direction, the first extreme value point and the second extreme value point are each an extreme value point of a waveform projecting in a common direction, and the third extreme value point is an extreme value point of a waveform in a direction opposite to the common direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Masayuki ONO, Shigehiko IWAMA, Atsushi SAITO, Masahiro YAMAMOTO, Yuichi HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 11004806
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, an integrated substrate, and an electronic device capable of improving moisture resistance of the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip and a protective member which is a transparent member having moisture resistance and covers at least one of a first surface perpendicular to a side surface of the semiconductor chip or a second surface opposite to the first surface and the side surfaces. The electronic device includes the semiconductor device and the signal processing unit. The present technology is applied to, for example, an imaging element and an electronic device including an imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10969724
    Abstract: Provided is a technology relating to an image forming apparatus configured to calculate a toner usage amount per day. The image forming apparatus stores the calculated toner usage amount per day in a list when a toner usage history is permitted to be stored, and avoids storing the calculated toner usage amount per day in the list when the usage history is inhibited from being stored. When the toner usage history is permitted to be stored, the image forming apparatus extracts a feature amount indicating a toner consumption tendency exhibited by a user based on the toner usage amount per day corresponding to a predetermined period stored in the list, and avoids extracting the feature amount when the toner usage history is inhibited from being stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuya Ohta, Takuya Hayakawa, Kiyoharu Kakomura, Seita Inoue, Naoka Omura, Shunsuke Nishimura, Yuichi Yamamoto, Satoru Kojima
  • Patent number: 10921743
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is capable of improving estimating accuracy of a usable period of a fixing device. The information processing apparatus enables communication with an image forming apparatus to which one of fixing devices is selectively attachable. A controller obtains information about a type of a fixing device attached, determines a remaining period of a second fixing device based on second data about a consumption amount of the second fixing device in a case where a first fixing device of a first type is replaced with the second fixing device of a second type, and determines a remaining period of a third fixing device based on first data about a consumption amount of the first fixing device and third data about a consumption amount of the third fixing device in a case where the first fixing device is replaced with the third fixing device of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seita Inoue, Takuya Hayakawa, Kiyoharu Kakomura, Naoka Omura, Yuya Ohta, Shunsuke Nishimura, Yuichi Yamamoto, Satoru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200371464
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is capable of improving estimating accuracy of a usable period of a fixing device. The information processing apparatus enables communication with an image forming apparatus to which one of fixing devices is selectively attachable. A controller obtains information about a type of a fixing device attached, determines a remaining period of a second fixing device based on second data about a consumption amount of the second fixing device in a case where a first fixing device of a first type is replaced with the second fixing device of a second type, and determines a remaining period of a third fixing device based on first data about a consumption amount of the first fixing device and third data about a consumption amount of the third fixing device in a case where the first fixing device is replaced with the third fixing device of the first type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Seita Inoue, Takuya Hayakawa, Kiyoharu Kakomura, Naoka Omura, Yuya Ohta, Shunsuke Nishimura, Yuichi Yamamoto, Satoru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200364004
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is capable of reducing a delay of delivery of a consumable even if a history of a consumption amount of a consumable is erased. The information processing apparatus enables communication with an image forming apparatus that has a consumable. The information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores data related to a consumption amount of the consumable, a controller configured to determine a future change of a remaining amount of the consumable from the data stored in the memory based on a first determination condition, control a timing at which a delivery request that urges delivery of a replacement consumable is output based on the future change, and receive user instruction information. The controller determines the future change from the data stored in the memory based on a second determination condition that is different from the first determination condition after receiving the user instruction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Naoka Omura, Takuya Hayakawa, Kiyoharu Kakomura, Seita Inoue, Yuya Ohta, Shunsuke Nishimura, Yuichi Yamamoto, Satoru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200364003
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that is capable of reducing a delay of delivery of a consumable even if a history of a consumption amount of a consumable is erased. The information processing apparatus that enables communication with an image forming apparatus equipped with a replaceable consumable. The information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores data related to a consumption amount of the consumable, and a controller configured to determine a future change of a remaining amount of the consumable from the data stored in the memory, issue a delivery request that requests delivery of a replacement consumable according to the future change of the remaining amount of the consumable, and receive user instruction information. The controller issues the delivery request in a case where a predetermined condition related to the remaining amount is satisfied in a predetermined period from reception of the user instruction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kiyoharu Kakomura, Takuya Hayakawa, Seita Inoue, Naoka Omura, Yuya Ohta, Shunsuke Nishimura, Yuichi Yamamoto, Satoru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20200273897
    Abstract: The present technology relates to techniques of preventing intrusion of moisture into a chip. Various illustrative embodiments include image sensors that include: a substrate; a plurality of layers stacked on the substrate; the plurality of layers including a photodiode layer having a plurality of photodiodes formed on a surface of the photodiode layer; the plurality of layers including at least one layer having a groove formed such that a portion of the at least one layer is excavated; and a transparent resin layer formed above the photodiode layer and formed in the groove. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi YAMAMOTO, Shinji MIYAZAWA, Yutaka OOKA, Kensaku MAEDA, Yusuke MORIYA, Naoki OGAWA, Nobutoshi FUJII, Shunsuke FURUSE, Masaya NAGATA, Yuichi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200258924
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a backside illumination type solid-state imaging device, a manufacturing method for a backside illumination type solid-state imaging device, an imaging apparatus, and electronic equipment by which the manufacturing cost can be reduced. A singulated memory circuit and a singulated logic circuit are laid out in a horizontal direction and are embedded by an oxide film and flattened, and then are stacked so as to be contained in a plane direction under a solid-state imaging element. The present disclosure can be applied to an imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo TAKACHI, Yuichi YAMAMOTO, Suguru SAITO, Satoru WAKIYAMA, Yoichi OOTSUKA, Naoki KOMAI, Kaori TAKIMOTO, Tadashi IIJIMA, Masaki HANEDA, Masaya NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200251428
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, an integrated substrate, and an electronic device capable of improving moisture resistance of the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip and a protective member which is a transparent member having moisture resistance and covers at least one of a first surface perpendicular to a side surface of the semiconductor chip or a second surface opposite to the first surface and the side surfaces. The electronic device includes the semiconductor device and the signal processing unit. The present technology is applied to, for example, an imaging element and an electronic device including an imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200201230
    Abstract: Provided is a technology relating to an image forming apparatus configured to calculate a toner usage amount per day. The image forming apparatus stores the calculated toner usage amount per day in a list when a toner usage history is permitted to be stored, and avoids storing the calculated toner usage amount per day in the list when the usage history is inhibited from being stored. When the toner usage history is permitted to be stored, the image forming apparatus extracts a feature amount indicating a toner consumption tendency exhibited by a user based on the toner usage amount per day corresponding to a predetermined period stored in the list, and avoids extracting the feature amount when the toner usage history is inhibited from being stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yuya Ohta, Takuya Hayakawa, Kiyoharu Kakomura, Seita Inoue, Naoka Omura, Shunsuke Nishimura, Yuichi Yamamoto, Satoru Kojima
  • Patent number: 10672722
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiring substrate including: a first wiring layer, a second wiring layer disposed on the first wiring layer interposed by an insulating film, and a via conductor passing through the insulating film in a thickness direction, the via conductor electrically connecting the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. The second wiring layer and the via conductor include a second sintered metal layer and a first sintered metal layer arranged to surround the second sintered metal layer, and an average particle diameter of first metal particles forming the first sintered metal layer is smaller than an average particle diameter of second metal particles forming the second sintered metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohei Kasai, Tsuyoshi Tsunoda, Yuichi Yamamoto, Shuji Sagara, Masaya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10672724
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a semiconductor device, a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, an integrated substrate, and an electronic device capable of improving moisture resistance of the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip and a protective member which is a transparent member having moisture resistance and covers at least one of a first surface perpendicular to a side surface of the semiconductor chip or a second surface opposite to the first surface and the side surfaces. The electronic device includes the semiconductor device and the signal processing unit. The present technology is applied to, for example, an imaging element and an electronic device including an imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10608028
    Abstract: The present technology relates to techniques of preventing intrusion of moisture into a chip. Various illustrative embodiments include image sensors that include: a substrate; a plurality of layers stacked on the substrate; the plurality of layers including a photodiode layer having a plurality of photodiodes formed on a surface of the photodiode layer; the plurality of layers including at least one layer having a groove formed such that a portion of the at least one layer is excavated; and a transparent resin layer formed above the photodiode layer and formed in the groove. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Shinji Miyazawa, Yutaka Ooka, Kensaku Maeda, Yusuke Moriya, Naoki Ogawa, Nobutoshi Fujii, Shunsuke Furuse, Masaya Nagata, Yuichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10574844
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a turning unit, a hinge, and a reading unit having a reader that reads a sheet image. The hinge turns the turning unit which turns relative to the reading unit. The reader reads, through a reading unit reading glass, an image on a sheet placed on the reading glass. The turning unit includes a pressing plate, a conveying roller, a motor, and a communication unit. The pressing plate presses a sheet against the reading glass when the turning unit is at a position closing the reading glass. The motor rotates the conveying roller to convey a sheet. In a direction perpendicular to a turning axis line direction of the hinge, the motor is disposed on one side of the turning unit. The communication unit is disposed on the other side and receives data from outside of the image reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Yamamoto, Shinji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10440213
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a projection portion arranged between a first reading position of a first image reading portion and a second reading position of a second image reading portion in a sheet conveyance direction. The projection portion projects from one of an upper surface of a main body unit and a lower surface of a sheet conveyer and is arranged outside an area through which a sheet on a conveyance path passes in a width direction orthogonal to the sheet conveyance direction. A gap of the conveyance path in a height direction between the upper surface of the main body unit and the lower surface of the sheet conveyer is secured by the projection portion abutting against the other of the upper surface and the lower surface outside the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190206808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiring substrate including: a first wiring layer, a second wiring layer disposed on the first wiring layer interposed by an insulating film, and a via conductor passing through the insulating film in a thickness direction, the via conductor electrically connecting the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. The second wiring layer and the via conductor include a second sintered metal layer and a first sintered metal layer arranged to surround the second sintered metal layer, and an average particle diameter of first metal particles forming the first sintered metal layer is smaller than an average particle diameter of second metal particles forming the second sintered metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ryohei Kasai, Tsuyoshi Tsunoda, Yuichi Yamamoto, Shuji Sagara, Masaya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10276515
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiring substrate including: a first wiring layer, a second wiring layer disposed on the first wiring layer interposed by an insulating film, and a via conductor passing through the insulating film in a thickness direction, the via conductor electrically connecting the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer. The second wiring layer and the via conductor include a second sintered metal layer and a first sintered metal layer arranged to surround the second sintered metal layer, and an average particle diameter of first metal particles forming the first sintered metal layer is smaller than an average particle diameter of second metal particles forming the second sintered metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohei Kasai, Tsuyoshi Tsunoda, Yuichi Yamamoto, Shuji Sagara, Masaya Tanaka