Patents by Inventor Yumi KURAMOTO

Yumi KURAMOTO 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: 11555740
    Abstract: A transportation method for transporting an object including a plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filters, the transportation method including a first step of accommodating the object in an accommodating container, wherein the Fabry-Perot interference filter includes a substrate, a first mirror portion and a second mirror portion provided on the substrate to face each other via a gap and in which a distance from each other is variable, and in the first step, the object is accommodated and supported in the accommodating container in a state where the plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filters is two-dimensionally arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroki Oyama, Katsumi Shibayama, Takashi Kasahara, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20220350131
    Abstract: A wafer includes a substrate layer, a first mirror layer having a plurality of two-dimensionally arranged first mirror portions, and a second mirror layer having a plurality of two-dimensionally arranged second mirror portions. A plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions are formed in an effective area, in each of the plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions a gap is formed between the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion. A plurality of dummy filter portions are formed in a dummy area disposed along an outer edge of the substrate layer and surrounding the effective area, in each of the plurality of dummy filter portions an intermediate layer is provided between the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion. At least the second mirror portion is surrounded by the first groove in each of the plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions and the plurality of dummy filter portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu KAWAI, Katsumi Shibayama, Takashi Kasahara, Masaki Hirose, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20220341780
    Abstract: A light detection device includes: a first support part disposed on a mounting surface of the wiring board; a Fabry-Perot interference filter disposed in a first support region of the first support part; and a temperature detector, wherein the temperature detector is disposed on the mounting surface such that at least a part of the temperature detector overlaps a part of the Fabry-Perot interference filter when seen in a first direction perpendicular to the mounting surface and such that at least a part of the temperature detector overlaps a part of the first support part when seen in a second direction in which the first support part and the light detector are aligned with each other, and wherein a first distance between the temperature detector and the first support part in the second direction is smaller than a first width of the first support region in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi KASAHARA, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Kei TABATA, Masaki HIROSE, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11448869
    Abstract: A wafer includes a substrate layer, a first mirror layer having a plurality of two-dimensionally arranged first mirror portions, and a second mirror layer having a plurality of two-dimensionally arranged second mirror portions. A plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions are formed in an effective area, in each of the plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions a gap is formed between the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion. A plurality of dummy filter portions are formed in a dummy area disposed along an outer edge of the substrate layer and surrounding the effective area, in each of the plurality of dummy filter portions an intermediate layer is provided between the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion. At least the second mirror portion is surrounded by the first groove in each of the plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions and the plurality of dummy filter portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Kawai, Katsumi Shibayama, Takashi Kasahara, Masaki Hirose, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 11422059
    Abstract: An optical inspection device includes: a wafer support unit configured to support a wafer in which a plurality of Fabry-Perot interference filter portions are formed, each of the plurality of filter portions in which a distance between the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion facing each other varies by an electrostatic force, the wafer support unit configured to support the wafer such that a direction in which the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion face each other follows along a reference line; a light emission unit configured to emit light to be incident on each of the plurality of filter portions along the reference line; and a light detection unit configured to detect light transmitted through each of the plurality of filter portions along the reference line. The wafer support unit has a light passage region that allows light to pass along the reference line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 11294170
    Abstract: A method for removing a foreign substance according to an embodiment includes: a step of preparing a Fabry-Perot interference filter in which a gap is formed between a portion of a first laminate at least including a first mirror portion and a portion of a second laminate at least including a second mirror portion facing each other so that a distance between the first mirror portion and the second mirror portion facing each other varies by an electrostatic force; a step of detecting a foreign substance adhering to a surface of the second laminate; and a step of blowing air in which an airflow peak position is adjusted on the basis of a position of the detected foreign substance onto the surface of the second laminate and thereby removing the foreign substance from the surface of the second laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masaki Hirose, Katsumi Shibayama, Takashi Kasahara, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20220050238
    Abstract: A Fabry-Perot interference filter includes: a substrate; a first laminated body including a first mirror portion; a second laminated body including a second mirror portion; an intermediate layer including a defining portion that defines the gap between the first laminated body and the second laminated body; a first electrode formed in a first layer constituting the first laminated body; and a second electrode formed in a second layer constituting the second laminated body. The intermediate layer further includes a covering portion that covers outer edges of a plurality of layers including the first layer among layers constituting the first laminated body; and an extending portion that extends outward from the covering portion. The second laminated body extends to cover a stepped surface formed between the defining portion and the extending portion by the covering portion and an outer end surface of the extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi KASAHARA, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Masaki HIROSE, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220026703
    Abstract: An optical filter device includes: a Fabry-Perot interference filter that includes: a first structural body having first and second surfaces; a second structural body having a third surface; a first mirror portion provided to the first structural body; a second mirror portion provided to the second structural body so as to face the first mirror portion via an air gap; a first driving electrode provided to the first structural body; a second driving electrode provided to the second structural body; first and third terminals electrically connected to the first driving electrode; and a second terminal electrically connected to the second driving electrode. A distance between the first driving electrode and the air gap is shorter than a distance between the second surface and the air gap. A resistance measurement unit is electrically connected to the first and third terminals and measures a resistance value of the first driving electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi KASAHARA, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Masaki HIROSE, Toshimitsu KAWAI, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210396579
    Abstract: A spectroscopic sensor includes a wiring substrate having a main surface, a light detector disposed on the main surface of the wiring substrate, a Fabry-Perot interference filter, a spacer which is provided on the main surface of the wiring substrate and supports the Fabry-Perot interference filter so that the Fabry-Perot interference filter and the light detector are separated from each other, and a stein connected to a ground potential. A second current path which has a smaller electric resistance than that of an arbitrary first current path which extends from the Fabry-Perot interference filter to the light detector via the spacer and the wiring substrate is formed between the Fabry-Perot interference filter and the stein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroki OYAMA, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Takashi KASAHARA, Masaki HIROSE, Toshimitsu KAWAI, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210364681
    Abstract: A suction method is provided as a method of performing, by using a suction collet, suction of a Fabry-Perot interference filter including a substrate and a laminated structure that is provided on the substrate and that includes a main surface facing the side opposite to the substrate, the method including a first step of arranging the suction collet so as to face the main surface, a second step of bringing the suction collet into contact with the Fabry-Perot interference filter after the first step, and a third step of suctioning the Fabry-Perot interference filter by using the suction collet after the second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masaki HIROSE, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Takashi KASAHARA, Toshimitsu KAWAI, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210362351
    Abstract: A suction method is provided as a method of performing, by using a suction collet, suction of a Fabry-Perot interference filter including: a substrate; a laminated structure that is provided on the substrate and that includes a main surface facing a side opposite to the substrate; and a thinned portion that is located outside the laminated structure when viewed in a direction intersecting the main surface and that is recessed to a side of the substrate with respect to the main surface, the method including: a first step of arranging the suction collet so as to face the main surface; a second step of bringing the suction collet into contact with the Fabry-Perot interference filter after the first step; and a third step of suctioning the Fabry-Perot interference filter by using the suction collet after the second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masaki HIROSE, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Takashi KASAHARA, Toshimitsu KAWAI, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Patent number: 11156500
    Abstract: Provided is a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium recording an optical measurement control program in a light detection device, the program causing a computer to execute a process of measuring light to be measured by acquiring an electric signal output from the light detector, the optical measurement control program causing the computer to function as: a voltage control unit controlling the potential difference generated between the pair of mirrors to gradually increase until the potential difference reaches a set potential difference corresponding to a wavelength of the light to be measured before the acquisition of the electric signal is started; and a signal acquisition unit acquiring the electric signal in a state where the voltage control unit allows the set potential difference to be generated between the pair of mirrors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 11041755
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Fabry-Perot interference filter includes a forming step of forming a first mirror layer having a plurality of first mirror portions, a sacrificial layer having a plurality of portions expected to be removed, and a second mirror layer having a plurality of second mirror portions on a first main surface of a wafer which includes parts corresponding to a plurality of two-dimensionally arranged substrates and is expected to be cut into the plurality of substrates along each of a plurality of lines; a removing step of simultaneously removing the plurality of two-dimensionally arranged portions expected to be removed from the sacrificial layer through etching after the Ruining step; and a cutting step of cutting the wafer into the plurality of substrates along each of the plurality of lines after the removing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 11035726
    Abstract: A light detection device includes a package including a window, a Fabry-Perot interference filter for transmitting light incident from the window in the package, and a light detector for detecting the light transmitted by the Fabry-Perot interference filter in the package. The Fabry-Perot interference filter includes: a substrate having a first surface on the window side and a second surface on the light detector side; a first layer structure arranged on the first surface, the first layer structure having a first mirror and a second mirror; and a lens unit integrally formed on the second surface side, the lens unit for condensing the light transmitted by the first mirror and the second mirror onto the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20210131870
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Fabry-Perot interference filter includes a forming step of forming a first thinned region, a first mirror layer, a sacrificial layer, and a second mirror layer are formed on a first main surface of a wafer, and the first thinned region in which at least one of the first mirror layer, the sacrificial layer, and the second mirror layer is partially thinned along each of a plurality of lines is formed; a cutting step of cutting the wafer into a plurality of substrates along each of the plurality of lines by forming a modified region within the wafer along each of the plurality of lines through irradiation of a laser light, after the forming step; and a removing step of removing a portion from the sacrificial layer through etching, between the forming step and the cutting step or after the cutting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi KASAHARA, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Masaki HIROSE, Toshimitsu KAWAI, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210116297
    Abstract: A light detection device includes a package including a window, a Fabry-Perot interference filter for transmitting light incident from the window in the package, and a light detector for detecting the light transmitted by the Fabry-Perot interference filter in the package. The Fabry-Perot interference filter includes: a substrate having a first surface on the window side and a second surface on the light detector side; a first layer structure arranged on the first surface, the first layer structure having a first mirror and a second mirror, and a lens unit integrally formed on the second surface side, the lens unit for condensing the light transmitted by the first mirror and the second mirror onto the light detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi KASAHARA, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Masaki HIROSE, Toshimitsu KAWAI, Hiroki OYAMA, Yumi KURAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10935419
    Abstract: A light detection device includes: a package including an opening configured to allow light to enter therefrom; a light transmitting unit arranged on an inner surface of the package so as to close the opening; a Fabry-Perot interference filter arranged in the package and configured to transmit light transmitted by the light transmitting unit; and a light detector arranged in the package and configured to detect the light transmitted by the Fabry-Perot interference filter. The light transmitting unit is integrally configured by including: a band pass filter arranged in the package and configured to transmit the light to be incident on the Fabry-Perot interference filter; and at least one lens unit configured to condense the light to be incident on the Fabry-Perot interference filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Masaki Hirose, Katsumi Shibayama, Takashi Kasahara, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 10908022
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a Fabry-Perot interference filter includes a forming step of forming a first thinned region, a first mirror layer, a sacrificial layer, and a second mirror layer are formed on a first main surface of a wafer, and the first thinned region in which at least one of the first mirror layer, the sacrificial layer, and the second mirror layer is partially thinned along each of a plurality of lines is formed; a cutting step of cutting the wafer into a plurality of substrates along each of the plurality of lines by forming a modified region within the wafer along each of the plurality of lines through irradiation of a laser light, after the forming step; and a removing step of removing a portion from the sacrificial layer through etching, between the forming step and the cutting step or after the cutting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 10900834
    Abstract: The Fabry-Perot interference filter includes: a substrate having a first surface, a first laminate having a first mirror portion disposed on the first surface, a second laminate having a second mirror portion facing the first mirror portion with an air gap interposed therebetween, and an intermediate layer defining the air gap between the first and second laminate. The substrate has an outer edge portion positioned outside an outer edge of the intermediate layer when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the first surface. The second laminate further includes a covering portion covering the intermediate layer and a peripheral edge portion positioned on the first surface in the outer edge portion. The second mirror portion, the covering portion, and the peripheral edge portion are integrally formed so as to be continuous with each other. The peripheral edge portion is thinned along an outer edge of the outer edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 10838195
    Abstract: A Fabry-Perot interference filter includes a substrate that has a first surface, a first laminate that has a first mirror portion, a second laminate that has a second mirror portion facing the first mirror portion via a gap, an intermediate layer that defines the gap between the first laminate and the second laminate, and a first terminal. The intermediate layer has a first inner surface surrounding the first terminal. The first inner surface is curved such that an edge portion of the intermediate layer on the substrate side is positioned on the first terminal side relative to an edge portion of the intermediate layer on a side opposite to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasahara, Katsumi Shibayama, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Kawai, Hiroki Oyama, Yumi Kuramoto