Patents by Inventor Yuki Miyanami

Yuki Miyanami 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: 20200235143
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Publication number: 20200154011
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Publication number: 20200111910
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a sidewall insulating film; a gate electrode; source and drain regions; a first stress film; and a second stress film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Patent number: 10615208
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Publication number: 20200083262
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device and an electronic device for reducing noises. The solid-state image sensing device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge holding unit for holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit; a first transfer transistor for transferring charges from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge holding unit; and a light blocking part including a first light blocking part and a second light blocking part, in which the first light blocking part is arranged between a second surface opposite to a first surface as a light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit, and covers the second surface, and is formed with a first opening, and the second light blocking part surrounds the side surface of the photoelectric conversion unit. The present technology is applicable to solid-state image sensing devices of backside irradiation type, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: HIROSHI TAYANAKA, KENTARO AKIYAMA, YORITO SAKANO, TAKASHI OINOUE, YOSHIYA HAGIMOTO, YUSUKE MATSUMURA, NAOYUKI SATO, YUKI MIYANAMI, YOICHI UEDA, RYOSUKE MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10586821
    Abstract: An image pickup device includes: a photodiode provided in a silicon substrate, and configured to generate electric charge corresponding to an amount of received light, by performing photoelectric conversion; and a transfer transistor provided at an epitaxial layer on the silicon substrate, and configured to transfer the electric charge generated in the photodiode, wherein the transfer transistor includes a gate electrode and a channel region, the gate electrode being embedded in the epitaxial layer, and the channel region surrounding the gate electrode, and the channel region has, in a thickness direction, a concentration gradient in which a curvature of a potential gradient is free from a mixture of plus and minus signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Patent number: 10541332
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a sidewall insulating film; a gate electrode; source and drain regions; a first stress film; and a second stress film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Patent number: 10515988
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device and an electronic device capable of reducing noises. The solid-state image sensing device includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a charge holding unit for holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, a first transfer transistor for transferring charges from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge holding unit, and a light blocking part including a first light blocking part and a second light blocking part. The first light blocking part is arranged between a second surface opposite to a first surface as a light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit, and covers the second surface, and is formed with a first opening, and the second light blocking part surrounds the side surface of the photoelectric conversion unit. The present technology is applicable to solid-state image sensing devices of backside irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tayanaka, Kentaro Akiyama, Yorito Sakano, Takashi Oinoue, Yoshiya Hagimoto, Yusuke Matsumura, Naoyuki Sato, Yuki Miyanami, Yoichi Ueda, Ryosuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10412287
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Patent number: 10361242
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a sensor including an impurity diffusion layer provided in a surface layer of a semiconductor substrate; and an oxide insulating film containing carbon, the oxide insulating film being provided on the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Itaru Oshiyama, Yuki Miyanami, Susumu Hiyama, Kazuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20190221593
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Patent number: 10332922
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and a manufacturing method of the same, and an electronic apparatus, capable of more reliably suppressing occurrence of color mixing. A trench is formed between PDs so as to be opened to a light receiving surface side of a semiconductor substrate on which a plurality of the PDs, each of which receives light to generate charges, are formed, an insulating film is embedded in the trench and the insulating film is laminated on a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate. Then, a light shielding portion is formed so as to be laminated on the insulating film and to have a convex shape protruding to the semiconductor substrate at a location corresponding to the trench. The present technology can be applied to a back surface irradiation type CMOS solid-state imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Patent number: 10326920
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Publication number: 20190174034
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Publication number: 20190174033
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Patent number: 10256267
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Miyanami
  • Publication number: 20180324339
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MASUDA, Yuki MIYANAMI, Hideshi ABE, Tomoyuki HIRANO, Masanari YAMAGUCHI, Yoshiki EBIKO, Kazufumi WATANABE, Tomoharu OGITA
  • Patent number: 10044918
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus capable of improving sensitivity while suppressing degradation of color mixture. The solid-state imaging device includes an anti-reflection portion having a moth-eye structure provided on a boundary surface on a light-receiving surface side of a photoelectric conversion region of each pixel arranged two-dimensionally, and an inter-pixel light-blocking portion provided below the boundary surface of the anti-reflection portion to block incident light. In addition, the photoelectric conversion region is a semiconductor region, and the inter-pixel light-blocking portion has a trench structure obtained by digging the semiconductor region in a depth direction at a pixel boundary. The techniques according to the present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a solid-state imaging device of a rear surface irradiation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Yuki Miyanami, Hideshi Abe, Tomoyuki Hirano, Masanari Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Ebiko, Kazufumi Watanabe, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Publication number: 20180175099
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a sensor including an impurity diffusion layer provided in a surface layer of a semiconductor substrate; and an oxide insulating film containing carbon, the oxide insulating film being provided on the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Itaru Oshiyama, Yuki Miyanami, Susumu Hiyama, Kazuki Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180033809
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensing device and an electronic device capable of reducing noises. The solid-state image sensing device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge holding unit for holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit; a first transfer transistor for transferring charges from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge holding unit; and a light blocking part including a first light blocking part and a second light blocking part, in which the first light blocking part is arranged between a second surface opposite to a first surface as a light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit, and covers the second surface, and is formed with a first opening, and the second light blocking part surrounds the side surface of the photoelectric conversion unit. The present technology is applicable to solid-state image sensing devices of backside irradiation type, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAYANAKA, Kentaro AKIYAMA, Yorito SAKANO, Takashi OINOUE, Yoshiya HAGIMOTO, Yusuke MATSUMURA, Naoyuki SATO, Yuki MIYANAMI, Yoichi UEDA, Ryosuke MATSUMOTO