Patents by Inventor Yusuke Otake

Yusuke Otake 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: 10804309
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate including at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode to convert incident light into electric charge and includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode is in a well region of the first substrate. The first pixel includes an isolation region that isolates the well region from at least a second pixel that is adjacent to the first pixel. The first pixel includes a hole accumulation region between the isolation region and the well region. The hole accumulation region is electrically connected to the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Otake, Akira Matsumoto, Junpei Yamamoto, Ryusei Naito, Masahiko Nakamizo, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20200321369
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate including at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode to convert incident light into electric charge and includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode is in a well region of the first substrate. The first pixel includes an isolation region that isolates the well region from at least a second pixel that is adjacent to the first pixel. The first pixel includes a hole accumulation region between the isolation region and the well region. The hole accumulation region is electrically connected to the anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OTAKE, Akira MATSUMOTO, Junpei YAMAMOTO, Ryusei NAITO, Masahiko NAKAMIZO, Toshifumi WAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200295218
    Abstract: An avalanche photodiode (APD) sensor includes a photoelectric conversion region disposed in a substrate and that converts light incident to a first side of the substrate into electric charge, and a cathode region disposed at a second side of the substrate. The second side is opposite the first side. The APD sensor includes an anode region disposed at the second side of the substrate, a first region of a first conductivity type disposed in the substrate, and a second region of a second conductivity type disposed in the substrate. The second conductivity type is different than the first conductivity type. In a cross-sectional view, the first region and the second region are between the photoelectric conversion region and the second side of the substrate. In the cross-sectional view, an interface between the first region and the second region has an uneven pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Patent number: 10749520
    Abstract: The power circuit includes: a main substrate; a first electrode pattern disposed on the main substrate and connected to a positive-side power terminal P; a second electrode pattern disposed on a main substrate and connected to a negative-side power terminal N; a third electrode pattern disposed on the main substrate and connected to an output terminal O; a first MISFET Q1 of which a first drain is disposed on the first electrode pattern; a second MISFET Q4 of which a second drain is disposed on the third electrode pattern; a first control circuit (DG1) connected between a first gate G1 and a first source S1 of the first MISFET, and configured to control a current path conducted from the first source towards the first gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Otake, Tatsuya Yanagi, Yusuke Nakakohara
  • Publication number: 20200258930
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises a sensor substrate including a pixel array that includes at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode including a light receiving region, a cathode, and an anode. The first pixel includes a wiring layer electrically connected to the cathode and arranged in the sensor substrate such that the wiring layer is in a path of incident light that exits the light receiving region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira TANAKA, Yusuke OTAKE, Toshifumi WAKANO
  • Patent number: 10741605
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensor, an imaging device, and electronic equipment configured such that an FD is shared by a plurality of pixels to further miniaturize the pixels at low cost without lowering of sensitivity and a conversion efficiency. In a configuration in which a plurality of pixels are arranged with respect to at least either of one of the OCCFs or one of the OCLs, a floating diffusion (FD) is shared by a sharing unit including a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels including pixels of at least either of different OCCFs or different OCLs. The present technology is applicable to a CMOS image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nanako Kato, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Tanaka, Yusuke Otake
  • Publication number: 20200249083
    Abstract: An avalanche photodiode sensor includes a photoelectric conversion region disposed in a substrate and that converts incident light into electric charge. The avalanche photodiode sensor includes a first region of a first conductivity type on the photoelectric conversion region, and a cathode disposed in the PHOTODIODE substrate adjacent to the first region and coupled to the photoelectric conversion region. The avalanche photodiode sensor includes an anode disposed in the substrate adjacent to the cathode, and a contact of the first conductivity type disposed in the substrate. An impurity concentration of the first region is different than an impurity concentration of the contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyosuke ITO, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Publication number: 20200251508
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes a photoelectric conversion film that is provided outside a semiconductor substrate on a pixel-by-pixel basis, performs photoelectric conversion on light having a predetermined wavelength range, and transmits light having wavelength ranges other than the predetermined wavelength range, and a photoelectric conversion region that is provided inside the semiconductor substrate on a pixel-by-pixel basis and performs photoelectric conversion on the light having the wavelength ranges, the light having the wavelength ranges having passed through the photoelectric conversion film. The photoelectric conversion film includes a film having an avalanche function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: NANAKO KATO, TOSHIFUMI WAKANO, YUSUKE OTAKE
  • Publication number: 20200203415
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a first chip. The first chip includes a first pixel and a second pixel. The first pixel includes a first anode region and a first cathode region, and the second pixel includes a second anode region and a second cathode region. The first chip includes a first wiring layer. The first wiring layer includes a first anode electrode, a first anode via coupled to the first anode electrode and the first anode region, and a second anode via coupled to the first anode electrode and the second anode region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji KOBAYASHI, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Patent number: 10680028
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a first chip (12). The first chip includes a first pixel (21) and a second pixel (21). The first pixel includes a first anode region (31) and a first cathode region (32), and the second pixel includes a second anode region (31) and a second cathode region (32). The first chip includes a first wiring layer (23). The first wiring layer includes a first anode electrode (37), a first anode via (38) coupled to the first anode electrode (37) and the first anode region (31), and a second anode via (38) coupled to the first anode electrode (37) and the second anode region (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kobayashi, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Otake
  • Patent number: 10672818
    Abstract: An imaging device comprises a sensor substrate including a pixel array that includes at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode including a light receiving region, a cathode, and an anode. The first pixel includes a wiring layer electrically connected to the cathode and arranged in the sensor substrate such that the wiring layer is in a path of incident light that exits the light receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Yusuke Otake, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Patent number: 10651222
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a photoelectric conversion film that is provided outside a semiconductor substrate on a pixel-by-pixel basis, performs photoelectric conversion on light having a predetermined wavelength range, and transmits light having wavelength ranges other than the predetermined wavelength range; and a photoelectric conversion region that is provided inside the semiconductor substrate on a pixel-by-pixel basis and performs photoelectric conversion on the light having the wavelength ranges, the light having the wavelength ranges having passed through the photoelectric conversion film. The photoelectric conversion film includes a film having an avalanche function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nanako Kato, Toshifumi Wakano, Yusuke Otake
  • Publication number: 20200091208
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate including at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode to convert incident light into electric charge and includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode is in a well region of the first substrate. The first pixel includes an isolation region that isolates the well region from at least a second pixel that is adjacent to the first pixel. The first pixel includes a hole accumulation region between the isolation region and the well region. The hole accumulation region is electrically connected to the anode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OTAKE, Akira MATSUMOTO, Junpei YAMAMOTO, Ryusei NAITO, Masahiko NAKAMIZO, Toshifumi WAKANO
  • Publication number: 20200083265
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion film configured to photoelectrically convert light of a first wavelength and pass light of a second wavelength, and a photoelectric conversion unit configured to photoelectrically convert the light of the second wavelength. The semiconductor device may further include a charge storage unit configured to store charge received from the photoelectric conversion unit of each pixel in a pixel group, wherein the pixel group includes adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels, a plurality of through electrodes, and a wiring layer coupled to the photoelectric conversion film of each pixel of the plurality of pixels by at least one through electrode of the plurality of through electrodes. The present technology can be applied to a solid-state imaging element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OTAKE, Toshifumi WAKANO
  • Patent number: 10580817
    Abstract: A sensor includes a first substrate including at least a first pixel. The first pixel includes an avalanche photodiode to convert incident light into electric charge and includes an anode and a cathode. The cathode is in a well region of the first substrate. The first pixel includes an isolation region that isolates the well region from at least a second pixel that is adjacent to the first pixel. The first pixel includes a hole accumulation region between the isolation region and the well region. The hole accumulation region is electrically connected to the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Otake, Akira Matsumoto, Junpei Yamamoto, Ryusei Naito, Masahiko Nakamizo, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Patent number: 10546898
    Abstract: This technology relates to an imaging apparatus and an electronic device structured to perform pupil correction appropriately. There are provided a photoelectric conversion film configured to absorb light of a predetermined color component to generate signal charges, a first lower electrode configured to be formed under the photoelectric conversion film, a second lower electrode configured to be connected with the first lower electrode, a via configured to connect the first lower electrode with the second lower electrode, and a photodiode configured to be formed under the second lower electrode and to generate signal charges reflecting the amount of incident light. A first distance between the center of the photodiode and the center of the via at the center of the angle of view is different from a second distance therebetween at an edge of the angle of view. The present technology can be applied to imaging apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Otake, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Patent number: 10535687
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device that can achieve a higher resolution while increasing sensitivity. In a pixel array unit, pixels are formed with a combination of a first pixel that performs photoelectric conversion on light of a first color component with a first photoelectric conversion unit, and photoelectric conversion on light of a third color component with a second photoelectric conversion unit; a second pixel that performs photoelectric conversion on light of the first color component with a first photoelectric conversion unit, and on light of a fifth color component with a second photoelectric conversion unit; and a third pixel that performs photoelectric conversion on light of the first color component with a first photoelectric conversion unit, and on light of a sixth color component with a second photoelectric conversion unit. The first color component and the sixth color component are mixed, to generate white (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Azami, Yusuke Otake, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20190373163
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device that enables inhibition of occurrence of color mixture or noise, and an electronic apparatus. The image pickup device of the present disclosure includes an image plane phase difference detection pixel for obtaining a phase difference signal for image plane phase difference AF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei YOSHIMURA, Toshifumi WAKANO, Yusuke OTAKE
  • Patent number: 10468438
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion film configured to photoelectrically convert light of a first wavelength and pass light of a second wavelength, and a photoelectric conversion unit configured to photoelectrically convert the light of the second wavelength. The semiconductor device may further include a charge storage unit configured to store charge received from the photoelectric conversion unit of each pixel in a pixel group, wherein the pixel group includes adjacent pixels among the plurality of pixels, a plurality of through electrodes, and a wiring layer coupled to the photoelectric conversion film of each pixel of the plurality of pixels by at least one through electrode of the plurality of through electrodes. The present technology can be applied to a solid-state imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Otake, Toshifumi Wakano
  • Publication number: 20190326338
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic device that are configured to suppress the occurrence of noise and white blemishes in an amplification transistor having an element separation region which is formed by ion implantation. An amplification transistor has an element separation region formed by ion implantation. A channel region insulating film which is at least a part of a gate insulating film above a channel region of the amplification transistor is thin compared to a gate insulating film of a selection transistor, and an element separation region insulating film which is at least a part of a gate insulating film above the element separation region of the amplification transistor is thick compared to the channel region insulating film. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OTAKE, Toshifumi WAKANO, Takuya SANO, Yusuke TANAKA, Keiji TATANI, Hideo HARIFUCHI, Eiichi TAUCHI, Hiroki IWASHITA, Akira MATSUMOTO