Patents by Inventor Yukihiro Ando

Yukihiro Ando 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: 20190296061
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and an electronic apparatus which is capable of reducing variations and deterioration of transistor characteristics. A first connection pad connected with a first wiring and a first floating metal greater than the first connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a first substrate, whereas a second connection pad connected with a second wiring and a second floating metal greater than the second connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a second substrate. The first floating metal and the second floating metal formed at the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded to each other. The present disclosure is applicable to a CMOS solid-state imaging device used for an imaging apparatus such as a camera, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro ANDO
  • Patent number: 10377257
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted charging device (12) includes a vehicle-mounted battery (18), a vehicle-mounted electronic control unit (30) and a modem startup control unit. The vehicle-mounted battery is charged with power supplied from external charging equipment via a charging cable (16). The vehicle-mounted electronic control unit is configured to perform charging communication, relating to charging of the vehicle-mounted battery, with the external charging equipment using an in-band modem (32). The modem startup control unit starts up the in-band modem when the vehicle-mounted electronic control unit performs the charging communication, and that stops a startup of the in-band modem when the vehicle-mounted electronic control unit does not perform the charging communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroya Ando, Ryuichi Kamaga, Nobuyuki Nakagawa, Yuta Ochiai, Yukihiro Miyashita, Takeshi Hagihara, Yoshikazu Isoyama
  • Patent number: 10355036
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and an electronic apparatus which is capable of reducing variations and deterioration of transistor characteristics. A first connection pad connected with a first wiring and a first floating metal greater than the first connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a first substrate, whereas a second connection pad connected with a second wiring and a second floating metal greater than the second connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a second substrate. The first joint pad and the second floating metal are connected to each other, the second floating metal and the first floating metal are connected to each other, and the first floating metal and the second joint pad are connected to each other, whereby the first floating metal and the second floating metal formed at the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yukihiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20190088701
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element capable of suppressing stray light with respect to a charge storage unit such as an FD, and an electronic device. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a solid-state imaging element constituted by many pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion unit formed for each of the pixels and configured to convert incident light into a charge; a charge storage unit configured to temporarily hold the converted charge; and a first light shielding unit formed between the pixels and having a predetermined length in a thickness direction of a substrate. The charge storage unit is formed below a cross portion where the first light shielding unit formed between pixels adjacent to each other in a longitudinal direction crosses the first light shielding unit formed between pixels adjacent to each other in a lateral direction. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a backside irradiation type CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: KYOHEI MIZUTA, TAKUYA MARUYAMA, YUKIHIRO ANDO
  • Publication number: 20180047767
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and an electronic apparatus which is capable of reducing variations and deterioration of transistor characteristics. A first connection pad connected with a first wiring and a first floating metal greater than the first connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a first substrate, whereas a second connection pad connected with a second wiring and a second floating metal greater than the second connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a second substrate. The, and the first floating metal and the second floating metal formed at the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded to each other. The present disclosure is applicable to a CMOS solid-state imaging device used for an imaging apparatus such as a camera, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventor: Yukihiro ANDO
  • Patent number: 8150094
    Abstract: An electroacoustic transducer comprises an electric sound conversion section that vibrates a mechanical device based on an electric signal so as to emit a sound wave; and an electromagnetic wave radiation section that generates and emits an electromagnetic wave from the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Yukihiro Ando
  • Patent number: 8073162
    Abstract: A speaker includes a sound source, a rod-like member whose base end is in contact with the sound source, and a pair of flexible wing members whose ends are attached to the tip of the rod shape member, and whose other ends are free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Yukihiro Ando
  • Patent number: 7977140
    Abstract: A method for producing a solid-state imaging device includes steps of: forming transfer electrodes on a substrate having a plurality of light-sensing portions through a gate insulating layer so that the light-sensing portions are exposed; forming a planarized insulating layer on the substrate to cover the transfer electrodes formed on the substrate; forming openings in the planarized insulating layer so that each of the transfer electrodes is partly exposed out of the planarized insulating layer at a predetermined position; forming a wiring material layer so that the openings are filled with the wiring material layer; forming a resist layer on the wiring material layer; exposing and developing the resist layer so that only the resist layer in a predetermined area covering the openings is left; and patterning the wiring material layer using the exposed and developed resist layer to form connection wirings connected to the transfer electrodes by the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Takeda, Yukihiro Ando, Masaki Okamoto, Masayuki Okada, Kaori Takimoto, Katsuhisa Kugimiya, Tadayuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20100016714
    Abstract: A syringe barrel for pre-filled syringe formulation capable of suppressing the adhesion of air bubbles, and a pre-filled syringe formulation having the adhesion of air bubbles suppressed, are provided, and a process allowing efficient production of the syringe barrel is provided. A syringe barrel for pre-filled syringe formulation having the interior surface treated by corona discharge; a pre-filled syringe formulation having a drug solution filled and sealed in the syringe barrel; and a process for producing a syringe barrel for pre-filled syringe formulation, including subjecting the interior surface of a syringe barrel to a corona discharge treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryoh Nagata, Yukihiro Ando, Morisaku Saito
  • Publication number: 20090263929
    Abstract: A method for producing a solid-state imaging device includes steps of: forming transfer electrodes on a substrate having a plurality of light-sensing portions through a gate insulating layer so that the light-sensing portions are exposed; forming a planarized insulating layer on the substrate to cover the transfer electrodes formed on the substrate; forming openings in the planarized insulating layer so that each of the transfer electrodes is partly exposed out of the planarized insulating layer at a predetermined position; forming a wiring material layer so that the openings are filled with the wiring material layer; forming a resist layer on the wiring material layer; exposing and developing the resist layer so that only the resist layer in a predetermined area covering the openings is left; and patterning the wiring material layer using the exposed and developed resist layer to form connection wirings connected to the transfer electrodes by the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Takeda, Yukihiro Ando, Masaki Okamoto, Masayuki Okada, Kaori Takimoto, Katsuhisa Kugimiya, Tadayuki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20090169047
    Abstract: A speaker includes a sound source, a rod-like member whose base end is in contact with the sound source, and a pair of flexible wing members whose ends are attached to the tip of the rod shape member, and whose other ends are free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Yukihiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20090147984
    Abstract: An electroacoustic transducer comprises an electric sound conversion section that vibrates a mechanical device based on an electric signal so as to emit a sound wave; and an electromagnetic wave radiation section that generates and emits an electromagnetic wave from the electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Yukihiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20070201707
    Abstract: There is provided an acoustic effecter capable of compensating deterioration of an audio source signal in a transmission path and obtaining an audio having an emphasized transient response. The acoustic effecter superimposes reflection energy generated by impedance mismatch of the transmission path on the acoustic signal to be transmitted or emits the reflection energy into the air and superimposes it on the audio output. A terminating element (12) generating signal reflection via a terminating transmission path (13) is connected in parallel to the output terminal or the input terminal (112) of the transmission path (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Yukihiro Ando, Fumio Denda
  • Patent number: 5121385
    Abstract: The period of a sound-existence/sound-silence of a speech signal is detected. Packet data is inserted in a speech time slot during the period of non-existence of sound in the speech signal. A time slot is also given to the non-speech data requiring a quick response in transmission so that the non-speech data is multiplexed with the speech signal for transmission. Data-non-existence of non-speech data is detected when the non-speech data does not exist and then the packet data is inserted into a time slot of the non-speech data for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Syoji Tominaga, Yukihiro Ando, Takao Matsuda, Takashi Sato, Koji Maruyama