Yusuke Kobayashi 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).
Abstract: The hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor connected to the engine, and an electronic control unit configured to control the motor to execute motoring to rotate a crankshaft of the engine. The electronic control unit is configured to execute speed-drop offset control when a rotation speed of the engine falls below a first rotation speed that is lower than a self-sustaining rotation speed of the engine while the engine is operated in a self-sustaining manner at the self-sustaining rotation speed.
Abstract: A solid state imaging device as an embodiment has a first transfer unit that includes a first gate and transfers charges from a photoelectric conversion portion to a holding portion; a second transfer unit that includes a second gate and transfers charges from the holding portion to a floating diffusion portion; and a third transfer unit that includes a third gate and drains charges from the photoelectric conversion portion to the charge draining portion. The impurity concentration of a second conductivity type in at least a part of a region under the first gate of the first transfer unit is lower than the impurity concentration of the second conductivity type in a region under the second gate of the second transfer unit and the impurity concentration of the second conductivity type in a region under the third gate of the third transfer unit.
Abstract: There is provided a biological information obtaining device to enable holding down the occurrence of stray light to a greater extent even in the case of attempting further downsizing and thinning of the device. The biological information obtaining device includes an image sensor in which biological information, which represents image information obtained as a result of emitting the light of a predetermined wavelength with respect to one part of a living body, is imaged; a lens array that is positioned in between the image sensor and one part of the living body, that has a plurality of single lenses arranged in an array-like manner, and that performs imaging of the biological information in the image sensor; and light shields that are positioned in between the image sensor and the lens array, and that form light guiding paths meant for imaging of the biological information, which is transmitted through the single lenses, in the image sensor.
October 17, 2018
November 19, 2020
Naoko KOBAYASHI, Ryosuke SAWANO, Yusuke SATO
Abstract: A semiconductor device has an active region through which current flows and an edge termination structure region arranged outside the active region. The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, and formed in the edge termination structure region, on a front surface of a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device includes a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type, in contact with one of a third semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type in the active region and a third semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type in contact with a source electrode. The second semiconductor layer has an impurity concentration that is lower than that of the third semiconductor layer, and the second semiconductor layer is not in contact with a surface of the first semiconductor layer.
Abstract: A fiber-reinforced laminate including at least a layer of woven fibers and a layer of short fiber-containing resin composition, wherein the short fiber-containing resin composition is present in gaps formed by crossing fiber bundles composing the woven fibers. Also disclosed is a method for producing the laminate.
Abstract: An inventive solid-state imaging apparatus is provided which can improve the efficiency of the electric carrier transfer from a photoelectric conversion portion to an electric-carrier accumulation portion. The solid-state imaging apparatus includes an active region having the photoelectric conversion portion, the electric-carrier accumulation portion, and a floating diffusion, and an element isolation region having an insulator defining the active region. In planer view, the width of the active region in the electric-carrier accumulation portion under a gate of the first transfer transistor is larger than the width of the active region in the photoelectric conversion portion under the gate of the first transfer transistor.
Abstract: Ti, N, Al, Mg, and Ca concentrations are controlled in order to prevent aggregation of TiN inclusions. Furthermore, not only is a Fe—Cr—Ni alloy having superior surface property provided, but also a method is proposed in which the Fe—Cr—Ni alloy is produced at low cost using commonly used equipment. The Fe—Cr—Ni alloy includes C?0.05%, Si: 0.1 to 0.8%, Mn: 0.2 to 0.8%, P?0.03%, S?0.001%, Ni:16 to 35%, Cr: 18 to 25%, Al: 0.2 to 0.4%, Ti: 0.25 to 0.4%, N?0.016%, Mg: 0.0015 to 0.008%, Ca?0.005%, O: 0.0002 to 0.005%, freely selected Mo: 0.5 to 2.5% in mass % and Fe and inevitable impurities as the remainder, wherein Ti and N satisfy % N×% Ti?0.0045 and the number of TiN inclusions not smaller than 5 ?m is 20 to 200 pieces/cm2 at a freely selected cross section.
Abstract: A method for measuring a distance of diffusion of a curing catalyst for a thermosetting silicon-containing material includes the steps of: forming a silicon-containing film from a composition containing a thermosetting silicon-containing material, a curing catalyst and a solvent; coating the silicon-containing film with a photosensitive resin composition containing a resin whose solubility in alkaline developer is increased by the action of an acid, an acid generator and a solvent, and subsequently heating to prepare a substrate on which the silicon-containing film and a resin film are formed; irradiating the substrate with a high energy beam or an electron beam to generate an acid and heat-treating the substrate to increase the solubility of the resin in an alkaline developer by the action of the acid in the resin film; dissolving the resin film in an alkaline developer; and measuring a film thickness of the remaining resin.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass plate including a first main surface subjected to antiglare treatment, and a second main surface opposed to the first main surface, in which a clarity index value T, a reflection image diffusiveness index value R and an anti-sparkle index value S satisfy respective relations of: clarity index value T?0.8; reflection image diffusiveness index value R?0.01; and anti-sparkle index value S?0.85; and a transmission haze measured by a method according to JIS K 7136 (2000) being 15% or less. The glass plate of the present invention is excellent in clarity, reflection image diffusiveness and anti-sparkle, and also excellent in reproducibility of color.
Abstract: An ultrasonic measurement method includes irradiating an object to be measured with an ultrasonic wave, acquiring a reflection wave from the object, calculating at a processor an acoustic impedance in a depth direction of the object from the reflection wave, and estimating and outputting a thickness of the object based upon an inflection point determined by second-order differentiation of the acoustic impedance.
Abstract: An input device includes a support base member, a sensor unit having a plurality of electrode units (first electrodes and second electrodes) provided on the support base member, an extension extending outward from the support base member, a lead wire provided along a first principal surface of the extension and electrically conductive with the plurality of electrode units, and a flexible wiring substrate having a connection terminal electrically conductive with the lead wire in a principal surface and disposed facing the first principal surface of the extension. The extension has a bend allowance section that allows bending between an extension end and a connection base connected to the support base member. The lead wire is electrically conductive with the connection terminal at the extension-end side of the extension relative to the bend allowance section. A cover is provided entirely over the lead wire located at the bend allowance section.
Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a plurality of units each including a charge generation region disposed in a semiconductor layer. Each of a first unit and a second unit of the plurality of units includes a charge storage region configured to store charges transferred thereto from the charge generation region, a dielectric region located above the charge generation region and surrounded by an insulator layer, and a first light-shielding layer covering the charge storage region that is located between the insulator layer and the semiconductor layer, and the first light-shielding layer having an opening located above the charge generation region. The charge generation region of the first unit is able to receive light through the opening of the first light-shielding layer. The charge generation region of the second unit is covered with a second light-shielding layer.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wiring substrate includes providing a support that includes a support substrate and first and second metal layers stacked in order over the support substrate. A surface of the second metal layer facing away from the first metal layer is a roughened surface or formed of particles. The second metal layer is selectively etchable with respect to the first metal layer. The method further includes selectively forming a third metal layer on the surface of the second metal layer, forming a first wiring layer that is a laminate of the second and third metal layers by simultaneously roughening the third metal layer and dissolving the second metal layer not covered with the third metal layer using an etchant, forming an insulating layer that covers the first wiring layer on the first metal layer, removing the support substrate, and removing the first metal layer by etching.
Abstract: The disclosure relates to a signal processing device and method, and an information processing device and method, in which a distance between a position where a signal is transmitted and a position where the signal is received can be obtained with higher accuracy. A predetermined signal is transmitted as a radio signal at a predetermined timing known to a receiving side. Additionally, a propagation delay amount, which is a delay amount from a transmission timing to a reception timing of a predetermined signal received as a radio signal, is calculated on the basis of a correlation between the signal and a reference signal synchronized with the transmission timing. Furthermore, the distance between the position where a predetermined signal is transmitted and the position where the signal is received is calculated on the basis of a propagation delay amount of the signal.
May 25, 2016
Date of Patent:
October 20, 2020
SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
Abstract: A sensor base material and a photic base material such as a polarizing plate are stacked together. An opening is formed in the photic base material. Although the joining part of a flexible wiring board is joined to the sensor base material, a large portion of an opposing edge facing a display and input region, the opposing edge being part of the joining part, is positioned in the opening, so bubbles along the opposing edge are less likely to be generated, making the display quality of the display and input region less likely to be affected. In addition, since the both-side substrate ends of the joining part are sandwiched between the sensor base material and the photic base material, the joining part is less likely to be deformed, making it easy to prevent damage to the sensor base material.
Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device is provided which can inhibit degradation of image quality which may occur when a global electronic shutter operation is performed. A gate drive line for a first transistor of gate drive lines for pixel transistors is positioned in proximity to a converting unit.
Abstract: A battery terminal includes: a main body unit; a penetration member that is arranged in a manner extending from an end side of the main body unit to the other end side of the main body unit across slits along a tightening direction Y, includes an abutting portion formed in the end side, and has a threaded hole and a taper forming end portion provided with first tapered surfaces formed in the other end side; a fastening member threadedly engaged with the threaded hole; and a pressing force converting member that converts fastening force in an axial direction X generated between the fastening member and the penetration member with rotation of the fastening member around the axial direction X into pressing force in the tightening direction Y pressing the main body unit between the abutting portion and the pressing force converting member along the tightening direction Y.
Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, provided is a solid state imaging device including a plurality of pixels, and each of the pixels has a charge accumulation region of a first conductivity type that accumulates signal charges corresponding to an incident light, a drain region of the first conductivity type to which a predetermined voltage is applied, a drain gate located between the drain region and the charge accumulation region in a planar view, and a semiconductor region of the first conductivity type connected to the charge accumulation region and the drain region.
Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for forming an antiglare hard coat layer having a concavo-convex shape that exhibits a good antiglare property and being superior in scratch resistance.
Abstract: In an ultrasound automatic scanning system according to an embodiment, one or more ultrasound probes transmit and receive an ultrasound wave. A mechanical mechanism holds the ultrasound probe and moves the ultrasound probe while a surface of the ultrasound probe is directed toward a subject. Processing circuitry detects, based on the ultrasound wave, distance information between a body surface and the surface of the ultrasound probe, with respect to a first scan position and a second scan position set along the body surface. The processing circuitry controls ultrasound scans performed in the first scan position and in the second scan position by the ultrasound probe moved by the mechanical mechanism based on the distance information. The processing circuitry controls the mechanical mechanism so as to move the ultrasound probe to the second scan position after the distance information detection and the ultrasound scan in the first scan position are performed.