Patents by Inventor Yutaka Abe

Yutaka Abe 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: 10931908
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a first A/D converter circuit and a second A/D converter circuit per column. The first A/D converter circuit performs a first A/D conversion that (i) refines, using a first comparator, a range including a potential of an analog signal through a binary search, and (ii) generates, based on a result of the binary search, a first digital signal being a high-order portion of the digital signal. The second A/D converter circuit performs a second A/D conversion that generates a second digital signal being a low-order portion that is a remainder of the digital signal by measuring a time required for an output of the second comparator to be inverted, the second comparator comparing a quantitative relationship between the analog signal refined and a ramp signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Abe, Kazuko Nishimura, Hiroshi Fujinaka, Norihiko Sumitani, Yosuke Higashi
  • Publication number: 20210000111
    Abstract: An amide compound represented by the general formula [I]: or a salt thereof, an agricultural and horticultural microbicide comprising the compound or the salt as an active ingredient, and a method for using the agricultural and horticultural microbicide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Keiichi Yamada, Yutaka Abe, Yutaka Kato, Ayuko Nakauchi, Yuki Saito, Shunsuke Fuchi
  • Publication number: 20200365633
    Abstract: An imaging device including a semiconductor substrate; a photoelectric converter stacked on the semiconductor substrate, the photoelectric converter being configured to generate a signal through photoelectric conversion of incident light; a multilayer wiring structure located between the semiconductor substrate and the photoelectric converter; and circuitry located in the multilayer wiring structure and the semiconductor substrate, the circuitry being configured to detect the signal. The the circuitry includes a first capacitance element and a second capacitance element; and a first transistor including a first source and a first drain in the semiconductor substrate and a first gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Masashi MURAKAMI, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yutaka ABE, Yoshiyuki MATSUNAGA, Yoshihiro SATO, Junji HIRASE
  • Patent number: 10816951
    Abstract: A control system and a control method are provided. A control device in the control system includes a computation processing unit related to control of a control target, a collection unit that executes a process of collecting data associated with the control target, and a monitoring processing unit that executes a process of monitoring a state of the control target and includes a feature quantity generation unit that executes a process for generating a feature quantity from the collected data, and a detection unit that executes a for detecting an abnormality occurring in the control target using the generated feature quantity and an abnormality detection parameter suitable for detection of an abnormality occurring in the control target that is set based on a result of machine learning. An information processing device executes emulation of the monitoring process using the data associated with the control target from the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Abe, Shinsuke Kawanoue, Kota Miyamoto, Yuki Ueyama
  • Patent number: 10787393
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silicon nitride sintered body including silicon nitride crystal grains and a grain boundary phase, wherein the silicon nitride crystal grains are covered with the grain boundary phase and width of the grain boundary phase is 0.2 nm or more. It is preferable that the width of the grain boundary phase is 0.2 nm to 5 nm. Additionally, it is preferable that the silicon nitride sintered body includes 15% by mass or less of the grain boundary phase. According to the above-described configuration, it is possible to provide a high-temperature-resistant silicon nitride sintered body in which degradation of the grain boundary phase under high temperature environment is suppressed. This silicon nitride sintered body is suitable for constituent material of a high-temperature-resistant member, use environment of which is 300° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Ikeda, Kai Funaki, Yutaka Abe
  • Publication number: 20200304735
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter that converts light into signal charge, a charge accumulation region that accumulates the signal charge, a first transistor having a gate connected to the charge accumulation region, and a common gate amplifier circuit that amplifies an output of the first transistor to output to the charge accumulation region. The common gate amplifier circuit includes a second transistor. One of a source and a drain of the second transistor is connected to one of a source and a drain of the first transistor, and the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor is connected to the charge accumulation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: YUTAKA ABE, KAZUKO NISHIMURA, MASASHI MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10778921
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes an A/D converter per column. The A/D converter performs a first A/D conversion that (i) refines, using a first comparator, a range including a potential of an analog signal to a range of a potential corresponding to a difference between a first potential and a second potential through a binary search, and further (ii) generates, based on a result of the binary search, a first digital signal being a high-order portion of a digital signal. The A/D converter also performs a second A/D conversion that generates, based on a ramp signal and the result of the binary search, a second digital signal being a low-order portion of a remainder of the digital signal, by measuring a time necessary for an output of a second comparator to be inverted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Abe, Kazuko Nishimura, Hiroshi Fujinaka, Masahiro Higuchi, Dai Ichiryu
  • Patent number: 10770491
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first transistor that has a gate connected to the first electrode, and a first capacitor and a switching element that are connected, in series, between the first electrode and either a voltage source or a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Murakami, Kazuko Nishimura, Yutaka Abe, Yoshiyuki Matsunaga, Yoshihiro Sato, Junji Hirase
  • Patent number: 10744592
    Abstract: The present invention provides a welding tool member for friction stir welding comprising a silicon nitride sintered body, wherein the silicon nitride sintered body includes an additive component other than silicon nitride in a content of 15% by mass or less, and the additive component includes three or more elements selected from Y, Al, Mg, Si, Ti, Hf, Mo and C. It is preferable that the content of the additive component is 3% by mass or more and 12.5% by mass or less. It is also preferable that the additive component includes four or more elements selected from Y, Al, Mg, Si, Ti, Hf, Mo and C. Due to above structure, there can be provided a welding tool member for friction stir welding having a high durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Ikeda, Kai Funaki, Yutaka Abe
  • Publication number: 20200258933
    Abstract: An imaging device having a pixel including: a photoelectric converter that generates an electric signal through photoelectric conversion of incident light; a first transistor that has a gate coupled to the photoelectric converter and that amplifies the electric signal; and a second transistor that has a gate coupled to the photoelectric converter, one of a source and a drain of the second transistor being coupled to the photoelectric converter. The imaging device further includes a voltage supply circuit configured to supply two or more different voltages to the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yutaka ABE, Masashi MURAKAMI, Yoshiyuki MATSUNAGA
  • Patent number: 10716306
    Abstract: In crop production in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and the like, the damage caused by insect pests etc. is still immense, and insect pests resistant to existing insecticides have emerged. Under such circumstances, the development of novel agricultural and horticultural insecticides is desired. The present invention provides an agricultural and horticultural insecticide comprising the indoline compound represented by the general formula (1): (wherein R1 and R4 are hydrogen atoms, R2 and R3 are halogen atoms, R5 is a haloalkyl group, Ra, Rb and Rc are hydrogen atoms, A1 is a CH group, A2 is a nitrogen atom, A3 is N-Me, m is 2, and n is 1), or a salt thereof as an active ingredient; and a method for using the insecticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuhji Sakurai, Ikki Yonemura, Yutaka Abe, Hirokazu Fujihara, Shunpei Fujie, Akiyuki Suwa
  • Patent number: 10714632
    Abstract: An electrostatic sensing device includes a sensor oxide semiconductor TFT, and a controller configured to control the sensor oxide semiconductor TFT. The sensor oxide semiconductor TFT includes an oxide semiconductor active layer, a source electrode connected with the oxide semiconductor active layer, a drain electrode connected with the oxide semiconductor active layer, a gate electrode behind the oxide semiconductor active layer, and a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the oxide semiconductor active layer The controller is configured to measure a difference from a reference current of a current flowing between the source electrode and the drain electrode, while applying a driving voltage to the gate electrode, and determine polarity of electrostatic charge of the measurement target based on direction of the difference from the reference current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Takechi, Shinnosuke Iwamatsu, Yutaka Abe, Yutaka Murakami, Toru Yahagi, Mutsuto Katoh
  • Patent number: 10672827
    Abstract: An imaging device having a pixel including a photoelectric converter that generates electric signal; first transistor having a gate coupled to the photoelectric converter; second transistor one of a source and a drain of which is coupled to one of a source and a drain of the first transistor; third transistor one of a source and a drain of which is coupled to the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor, the other of the source and the drain of the third transistor coupled to the photoelectric converter; first capacitor having a first and second ends, the first end coupled to the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor, first reference voltage applied to the second end; and second capacitor having a third and fourth ends, the third end coupled to the first end, the fourth end coupled to the photoelectric converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuko Nishimura, Yutaka Abe, Masashi Murakami, Yoshiyuki Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20200077659
    Abstract: In crop production in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and the like, the damage caused by insect pests etc. is still immense, and insect pests resistant to existing insecticides have emerged. Under such circumstances, the development of novel agricultural and horticultural insecticides is desired. The present invention provides an agricultural and horticultural insecticide comprising the indoline compound represented by the general formula (1): (wherein R1 and R4 are hydrogen atoms, R2 and R3 are halogen atoms, R5 is a haloalkyl group, Ra, Rb and Rc are hydrogen atoms, A1 is a CH group, A2 is a nitrogen atom, A3 is N-Me, m is 2, and n is 1), or a salt thereof as an active ingredient; and a method for using the insecticide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yuhji Sakurai, Ikki Yonemura, Yutaka Abe, Hirokazu Fujihara, Shunpei Fujie, Akiyuki Suwa
  • Publication number: 20200036931
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes an A/D converter per column. The A/D converter performs a first A/D conversion that (i) refines, using a first comparator, a range including a potential of an analog signal to a range of a potential corresponding to a difference between a first potential and a second potential through a binary search, and further (ii) generates, based on a result of the binary search, a first digital signal being a high-order portion of a digital signal. The A/D converter also performs a second A/D conversion that generates, based on a ramp signal and the result of the binary search, a second digital signal being a low-order portion of a remainder of the digital signal, by measuring a time necessary for an output of a second comparator to be inverted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Yutaka ABE, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Hiroshi FUJINAKA, Masahiro HIGUCHI, Dai ICHIRYU
  • Patent number: 10538800
    Abstract: A TFT biosensor includes a gate electrode (silicon substrate), a reference electrode, and enzyme that is fixed to an insulating substrate spatially separated from the gate electrode and the reference electrode. A pH variation in the vicinity of an ion-sensitive insulating film is induced by a reaction between the enzyme and a sensing object material. The TFT biosensor can detect a concentration of the sensing object material with high sensitivity by detecting the pH variation as a threshold voltage shift of characteristics of a gate-source voltage to a source-drain current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Takechi, Shinnosuke Iwamatsu, Yutaka Abe, Toru Yahagi, Shunsuke Konno, Mutsuto Katoh
  • Publication number: 20200014873
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a first A/D converter circuit and a second A/D converter circuit per column. The first A/D converter circuit performs a first A/D conversion that (i) refines, using a first comparator, a range including a potential of an analog signal through a binary search, and (ii) generates, based on a result of the binary search, a first digital signal being a high-order portion of the digital signal. The second A/D converter circuit performs a second A/D conversion that generates a second digital signal being a low-order portion that is a remainder of the digital signal by measuring a time required for an output of the second comparator to be inverted, the second comparator comparing a quantitative relationship between the analog signal refined and a ramp signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka ABE, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Hiroshi FUJINAKA, Norihiko SUMITANI, Yosuke HIGASHI
  • Publication number: 20190330674
    Abstract: A TFT biosensor includes a gate electrode (silicon substrate), a reference electrode, and enzyme that is fixed to an insulating substrate spatially separated from the gate electrode and the reference electrode. A pH variation in the vicinity of an ion-sensitive insulating film is induced by a reaction between the enzyme and a sensing object material. The TFT biosensor can detect a concentration of the sensing object material with high sensitivity by detecting the pH variation as a threshold voltage shift of characteristics of a gate-source voltage to a source-drain current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Tianma Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige TAKECHI, Shinnosuke IWAMATSU, Yutaka ABE, Toru YAHAGI, Shunsuke KONNO, Mutsuto KATOH
  • Publication number: 20190278247
    Abstract: A control system and a control method are provided. A control device in the control system includes a computation processing unit related to control of a control target, a collection unit that executes a process of collecting data associated with the control target, and a monitoring processing unit that executes a process of monitoring a state of the control target and includes a feature quantity generation unit that executes a process for generating a feature quantity from the collected data, and a detection unit that executes a for detecting an abnormality occurring in the control target using the generated feature quantity and an abnormality detection parameter suitable for detection of an abnormality occurring in the control target that is set based on a result of machine learning. An information processing device executes emulation of the monitoring process using the data associated with the control target from the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka ABE, Shinsuke KAWANOUE, Kota MIYAMOTO, Yuki UEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190259793
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter that includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first transistor that has a gate connected to the first electrode, and a first capacitor and a switching element that are connected, in series, between the first electrode and either a voltage source or a ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Masashi MURAKAMI, Kazuko NISHIMURA, Yutaka ABE, Yoshiyuki MATSUNAGA, Yoshihiro SATO, Junji HIRASE