Patents by Inventor Yuji Komatsu

Yuji Komatsu 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: 10943215
    Abstract: An equipment element repair management method for managing a repair operation of an equipment element that is attached to manufacturing equipment for manufacturing a product includes: performing a maintenance operation for the equipment element; determining whether or not a state of the equipment element after the maintenance operation is more improved than a predetermined state; transporting the equipment element of which the state is not more improved than the predetermined state to a repairer for performing the repair operation for the equipment element in a case where the state of the equipment element is not more improved than the predetermined state; and performing the repair operation of the transported equipment element in the repairer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Koga, Yuji Nakajima, Hitoshi Komatsu, Kazuyuki Yoshidomi, Manabu Ohuchi, Noritada Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10920120
    Abstract: A ceria composite particle dispersion has ceria composite particles having an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm and having the features described below. Each ceria composite particle has a mother particle, a cerium-containing silica layer on the surface thereof, and child particles dispersed inside the cerium-containing silica layer, the mother particles being amorphous silica-based and the child particles being crystalline ceria-based. The child particles have a coefficient of variation (CV value) in a particle size distribution of 14 to 40%. The ceria composite particles have a mass ratio of silica to ceria of 100:11-316. Only the crystal phase of ceria is detected when the ceria composite particles are subjected to X-ray diffraction. The average crystallite size of the crystalline ceria measured by subjecting the ceria composite particles to X-ray diffraction is 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Komatsu, Yuji Tawarazako, Shinya Usuda, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Shota Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10861694
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insulation layer on silicon carbide includes first preparing a surface of the silicon carbide, then forming a first part of the insulation layer on the surface at a temperature lower than 400° Celsius. Finally, a second part of the insulation layer is formed by depositing a dielectric film on the first part. The surface of the silicon carbide is illuminated by a light at a wavelength below and/or equal to 450 nm during and/or after the formation of the first part of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Yuji Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10844259
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silica-based composite fine particle dispersion including a silica-based composite fine particle which comprises a mother particle containing amorphous silica as a main component with a child particle containing crystalline ceria as a main component on a surface thereof. Features of the silica-based composite fine particle include a silica to ceria mass ratio of 100:11 to 316, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction, only the crystalline phase of ceria is detected, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction for measurement, the crystalline ceria has a crystallite diameter of 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Michio Komatsu, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Yukihiro Iwasaki, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shota Kawakami, Shinya Usuda
  • Patent number: 10730755
    Abstract: A subject of this invention is to provide a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle, which can rapidly polish silica film, Si wafer or even hard-to-process material, can concurrently achieve high surface accuracy (less scratches, etc.), and can suitably be used for surface polishing of semiconductor devices including semiconductor substrate and wiring board, by virtue of its impurity-free nature. The subject is solved by a dispersion liquid of a silica-based composite particle that contains a silica-based composite particle that has a core particle mainly composed of amorphous silica, and bound thereto a ceria particle mainly composed of crystalline ceria, further has a silica film that covers them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shingo Kashiwada, Kazuaki Inoue, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Michio Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10710463
    Abstract: The control device for the electric vehicle determines whether or not the starting operation of the vehicle has been performed by the driver, calculates the disturbance torque estimated value Td necessary for maintaining the vehicle stop state corresponding to the disturbance acting on the vehicle, and performs a control such that the driving torque of the motor converges to the disturbance torque estimated value Td when the vehicle is determined to be just before stop of the vehicle during running or determined to have undergone the starting operation. Then, the control device for the electric vehicle controls the responsiveness of the driving torque to the disturbance acting on the vehicle, and increases the responsiveness of the driving torque of the motor compared with the responsiveness of the driving torque just before stop of the vehicle when the starting operation is determined to have been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Sawada, Ken Itou, Takashi Nakajima, Yuji Katsumata, Hiroyuki Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20200087554
    Abstract: Aiming at providing a ceria-based composite particle dispersion capable of polishing silica film, Si wafer or even hard-to-process material at high polishing rate, and can give high surface accuracy, disclosed is a ceria-based composite particle dispersion that contains a ceria-based composite particle that has an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm, to solve the aforementioned problem, featured by that the ceria-based composite particle has a mother particle, a cerium-containing silica layer, a child particle, and an easily soluble silica-containing layer; the mother particle contains amorphous silica as a major ingredient; the child particle contains crystalline ceria as a major ingredient; ratio of the mass of the easily soluble silica-containing layer relative to the mass of the ceria-based composite particle falls in a specific range; mass ratio of silica and ceria in the ceria-based composite particle falls in a specific range; the ceria-based composite particle, when analyzed by X-ray diffractometry,
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michio Komatsu, Hiroyasu Nishida, Yuji Tawarazako, Shinya Usuda, Kazuhiro Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10580922
    Abstract: Method of providing a boron doped region (8, 8a, 8b) in a silicon substrate (1), includes the steps of: (a) depositing a boron doping source (6) over a first surface (2) of the substrate (1); (b) annealing the substrate (1) for diffusing boron from the boron doping source (6) into the first surface (2), thereby yielding a boron doped region; (c) removing the boron doping source (6) from at least part of the first surface (2); (d) depositing undoped silicon oxide (10) over the first surface (2); and (e) annealing the substrate (1) for lowering a peak concentration of boron in the boron doped region (8, 8a) through boron absorption by the undoped silicon oxide. The silicon oxide (10) acts as a boron absorber to obtain the desired concentration of the boron doped region (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Yuji Komatsu, John Anker, Paul Cornelis Barton, Ingrid Gerdina Romijn
  • Publication number: 20200027716
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insulation layer on a silicon carbide substrate, the method including preparing a surface of a silicon carbide substrate, forming a first part of an insulation layer on the surface of the silicon carbide substrate at a temperature below 400° Celsius, and forming a second part of the insulation layer by depositing a dielectric film on the first part of the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Yuji Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20190371601
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insulation layer on silicon carbide includes first preparing a surface of the silicon carbide, then forming a first part of the insulation layer on the surface at a temperature lower than 400° Celsius. Finally, a second part of the insulation layer is formed by depositing a dielectric film on the first part. The surface of the silicon carbide is illuminated by a light at a wavelength below and/or equal to 450 nm during and/or after the formation of the first part of the insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: Yuji Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20190367777
    Abstract: A polishing composition comprising an abrasive grain; a modified microfibril cellulose in which at least a part of the cellulose units has a hydroxyl group at the C6 position oxidized to a carboxyl group; and a dispersion medium, wherein each content of Na and K is 100 ppm or less relative to the solids weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio KOMATSU, Yukihiro IWASAKI, Hiroyasu NISHIDA, Yuji TAWARAZAKO, Kazuhiro NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10415645
    Abstract: A torque transmission shaft between end joints and a cylindrical member. Circlips are fitted in annular grooves formed in the end joints. The circlips abut and lock the outer collars. The outer collars each include a smaller diameter portion, and an end surface of the smaller diameter portion includes a plurality of hollow portions. The hollow portions allow a clearance between a serrated portion and the smaller diameter portion to communicate with the exterior of the outer collar. Air bubbles contained in an adhesive are allowed to escape out of the clearance through the hollow portions, and thus the clearance, is filled with the adhesive densely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Katayama, Michihiro Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10408174
    Abstract: There is provided an internal combustion engine in which respective combustion states of cylinders can be uniformized with a simple configuration. A central axis (CL1) of a connecting part (7) of one of air supply ports (5) inclines with a predetermined inclination angle in a direction away from an air supply inlet (3) with respect to a y direction orthogonal to an x direction in which an air supply manifold 1 extends, and an inclination angle of the connecting part (7) of the one of the air supply ports (5) is larger than an inclination angle of the connecting part (7) of other air supply ports (5) located on a side closer to the air supply inlet (3) than the one of the air supply ports (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Koshiba, Yuji Oda, Satoshi Yamada, Hiromi Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20190248668
    Abstract: A ceria composite particle dispersion has ceria composite particles having an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm and having the features described below. Each ceria composite particle has a mother particle, a cerium-containing silica layer on the surface thereof, and child particles dispersed inside the cerium-containing silica layer, the mother particles being amorphous silica-based and the child particles being crystalline ceria-based. The child particles have a coefficient of variation (CV value) in a particle size distribution of 14 to 40%. The ceria composite particles have a mass ratio of silica to ceria of 100:11-316. Only the crystal phase of ceria is detected when the ceria composite particles are subjected to X-ray diffraction. The average crystallite size of the crystalline ceria measured by subjecting the ceria composite particles to X-ray diffraction is 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Michio KOMATSU, Yuji TAWARAZAKO, Shinya USUDA, Kazuhiro NAKAYAMA, Shota KAWAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10379069
    Abstract: A magnetism measuring device includes a light source unit, a diamond crystal and an image sensor. The light source unit irradiates the diamond crystal with an excitation light, and irradiates the image sensor with a fluorescent light generated by the diamond crystal. The diamond crystal includes a plurality of nitrogen-vacancy pairs. The image sensor detects an intensity of the fluorescent light, which is generated from the diamond crystal, by a plurality of pixels. The image sensor and the light source unit are disposed so as to be contained within a projection area of the diamond crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Hatano, Jun Ueno, Takenori Okitaka, Keiro Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10341607
    Abstract: A display device that includes an attachment part mountable on a head of a user, a control device to control the attachment part, and a transmission cable to connect the attachment part with the control device, further includes an imager; a first converter configured to convert a digital signal from the imager into an analog signal; a second converter configured to convert the analog signal into a video signal; a laser light generator configured to generate a laser light modulated depending on the video signal; an optical scanner configured to scan the laser light; and an optical projection system configured to project the scanned laser light to form an image. The imager, the first converter, the optical scanner, and the optical projection system are placed in the attachment part. The second converter and the laser light generator are placed in the control device. The analog signal and the laser light are transmitted via the transmission cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoi Komatsu, Yuji Kimura, Riichiro Hibiya
  • Publication number: 20190153279
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silica-based composite fine particle dispersion including a silica-based composite fine particle which comprises a mother particle containing amorphous silica as a main component with a child particle containing crystalline ceria as a main component on a surface thereof. Features of the silica-based composite fine particle include a silica to ceria mass ratio of 100:11 to 316, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction, only the crystalline phase of ceria is detected, and when subjected to X-ray diffraction for measurement, the crystalline ceria has a crystallite diameter of 10 to 25 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yuji Tawarazako, Michio Komatsu, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Yukihiro Iwasaki, Yoshinori Wakamiya, Shota Kawakami, Shinya Usuda
  • Patent number: 9871151
    Abstract: Known photovoltaic cells with wrap through connections have output terminals of both polarities on its back surface, one of which is coupled to the front surface via the wrap through connections. The invented solar cell is manufactured by creating an emitter layer on the back surface. Electrode material is applied in mutually separate first and second areas on the back surface. The electrode material in the first area contacts the emitter. The second area covers a surrounding of a hole that provides for the connection on the back surface. The electrode material in the second area lies on the emitter and around the second area the emitter is interrupted by a trench. On the front surface a further area of electrode material is applied over the hole. If necessary the electrode material in the second area on the back surface is applied on a supporting surface that is substantially electrically isolated from current flowing laterally through the emitter layer underneath the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
    Inventors: Yu Wu, Lambert Johan Geerligs, Johannes Adrianus Maria van Roosmalen, Yuji Komatsu, Nicolas Guillevin
  • Publication number: 20150357499
    Abstract: Method of providing a boron doped region (8, 8a, 8b) in a silicon substrate (1), includes the steps of: (a) depositing a boron doping source (6) over a first surface (2) of the substrate (1); (b) annealing the substrate (1) for diffusing boron from the boron doping source (6) into the first surface (2), thereby yielding a boron doped region; (c) removing the boron doping source (6) from at least part of the first surface (2); (d) depositing undoped silicon oxide (10) over the first surface (2); and (e) annealing the substrate (1) for lowering a peak concentration of boron in the boron doped region (8, 8a) through boron absorption by the undoped silicon oxide. The silicon oxide (10) acts as a boron absorber to obtain the desired concentration of the boron doped region (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji KOMATSU, John ANKER, Paul Cornelis BARTON, Ingrid Gerdina ROMIJN
  • Publication number: 20140174525
    Abstract: Known photovoltaic cells with wrap through connections have output terminals of both polarities on its back surface, one of which is coupled to the front surface via the wrap through connections. The invented solar cell is manufactured by creating an emitter layer on the back surface. Electrode material is applied in mutually separate first and second areas on the back surface. The electrode material in the first area contacts the emitter. The second area covers a surrounding of a hole that provides for the connection on the back surface. The electrode material in the second area lies on the emitter and around the second area the emitter is interrupted by a trench. On the front surface a further area of electrode material is applied over the hole. If necessary the electrode material in the second area on the back surface is applied on a supporting surface that is substantially electrically isolated from current flowing laterally through the emitter layer underneath the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Stichting Energieonderzoek Cenrum Nederland
    Inventors: Yu Wu, Lambert Johan Geerligs, Johannes Adrianus Maria Van Roosmalen, Yuji Komatsu, Nicolas Guillevin