Patents by Inventor Yutaka KURAMOTO

Yutaka 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: 11054309
    Abstract: An optical module 1A includes a mirror unit 2 including a movable mirror 22 and a fixed mirror 16, a beam splitter unit 3, a light incident unit 4, a first light detector 6, a second light source 7, a second light detector 8, a holding unit 130, a first mirror 51, a second mirror 52, and a third mirror 53. The holding unit 130 holds the first light detector 6, the second light detector 8, and the second light source 7 so as to face that same side, and to be aligned in this order. A length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the detector 6 is shorter than a length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the detector 8, and a length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the source 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Suzuki, Kyosuke Kotani, Tatsuya Sugimoto, Yutaka Kuramoto, Katsumi Shibayama, Noburo Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 11048076
    Abstract: A mirror unit includes a mirror device, a light incident/emission portion, and a support portion. The mirror device includes a base, a movable mirror, and a drive unit. The light incident/emission portion includes a first joining portion joined to a region that is located between a first electrode pad and a second electrode pad, and at least one of the movable mirror and the drive unit in a first surface of the base, and a first main body portion. The support portion includes a second joining portion joined to a region that overlaps each of the first electrode pad and the second electrode pad when viewed from a first direction in a second surface of the base, and a second main body portion. The first main body portion is provided with a first light passage region that overlaps a mirror surface of the movable mirror when viewed from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugimoto, Tomofumi Suzuki, Kyosuke Kotani, Yutaka Kuramoto
  • Publication number: 20210191106
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical device includes: preparing a semiconductor substrate that includes a portion corresponding to a base, a movable unit, and an elastic support portion; forming a first resist layer in a region corresponding to the base on a surface of a first semiconductor layer which is opposite to an insulating layer; forming a depression in the first semiconductor layer by etching the first semiconductor layer using the first resist layer as a mask; forming a second resist layer in a region corresponding to a rib portion on a bottom surface of the depression, a side surface of the depression, and the surface of the first semiconductor layer which is opposite to the insulating layer; and forming the rib portion by etching the first semiconductor layer until reaching the insulating layer using the second resist layer as a mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Yutaka KURAMOTO, Daiki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11022492
    Abstract: An optical module 1A includes a mirror unit 2 including a movable mirror 22 and a fixed mirror 16, a beam splitter unit 3, a light incident unit 4, a first light detector 6, a second light source 7, a second light detector 8, a holding unit 130, a first mirror 51, a second mirror 52, and a third mirror 53. The holding unit 130 holds the first light detector 6, the second light detector 8, and the second light source 7 so as to face that same side, and to be aligned in this order. A length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the detector 6 is shorter than a length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the detector 8, and a length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the source 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Suzuki, Kyosuke Kotani, Tatsuya Sugimoto, Yutaka Kuramoto, Katsumi Shibayama, Noburo Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20210132364
    Abstract: A mirror unit 2 includes a mirror device 20 including a base 21 and a movable mirror 22, an optical function member 13, and a fixed mirror 16 that is disposed on a side opposite to the mirror device 20 with respect to the optical function member 13. The mirror device 20 is provided with a light passage portion 24 that constitutes a first portion of an optical path between the beam splitter unit 3 and the fixed mirror 16. The optical function member 13 is provided with a light transmitting portion 14 that constitutes a second portion of the optical path between the beam splitter unit 3 and the fixed mirror 16. A second surface 21b of the base 21 and a third surface 13a of the optical function member 13 are joined to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Yutaka KURAMOTO, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Noburo HOSOKAWA, Hirokazu YAMAMOTO, Takuo KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200409140
    Abstract: A mirror unit includes a mirror device, a light incident/emission portion, and a support portion. The mirror device includes a base, a movable mirror, and a drive unit. The light incident/emission portion includes a first joining portion joined to a region that is located between a first electrode pad and a second electrode pad, and at least one of the movable mirror and the drive unit in a first surface of the base, and a first main body portion. The support portion includes a second joining portion joined to a region that overlaps each of the first electrode pad and the second electrode pad when viewed from a first direction in a second surface of the base, and a second main body portion. The first main body portion is provided with a first light passage region that overlaps a mirror surface of the movable mirror when viewed from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Yutaka KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200124472
    Abstract: In an optical device, a base and a movable unit are constituted by a semiconductor substrate including a first semiconductor layer, an insulating layer, and a second semiconductor layer in this order from one side in a predetermined direction. The base is constituted by the first semiconductor layer, the insulating layer, and the second semiconductor layer. The movable unit includes an arrangement portion that is constituted by the second semiconductor layer. The optical function unit is disposed on a surface of the arrangement portion on the one side. The first semiconductor layer that constitutes the base is thicker than the second semiconductor layer that constitutes the base. A surface of the base on the one side is located more to the one side than the optical function unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Yutaka KURAMOTO, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Noburo HOSOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200124473
    Abstract: A mirror unit 2 includes a mirror device 20 including a base 21 and a movable mirror 22, an optical function member 13, and a fixed mirror 16 that is disposed on a side opposite to the mirror device 20 with respect to the optical function member 13. The optical function member 13 is provided with a light transmitting portion 14 that constitutes a part of an optical path between the beam splitter unit 3 and the fixed mirror 16. The light transmitting portion 14 is a portion that corrects an optical path difference that occurs between an optical path between the beam splitter unit 3 and the movable mirror 22 and the optical path between the beam splitter unit 3 and the fixed mirror 16. The second surface 21b of the base 21 and the third surface 13a of the optical function member 13 are joined to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Yutaka KURAMOTO, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Noburo HOSOKAWA, Hirokazu YAMAMOTO, Takuo KOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200124480
    Abstract: An optical module 1 includes: a mirror unit 2 including a base 21, a movable mirror 22, and a fixed mirror 16; a beam splitter unit 3 that is disposed on one side of the mirror unit 2 in a Z-axis direction; a light incident unit 4 that causes measurement light L0 to be incident to the beam splitter unit 3; a first light detector 6 that is disposed on the one side of the beam splitter unit 3 in the Z-axis direction, and detects interference light L1 of measurement light which is emitted from the beam splitter unit 3; a support 9 to which the mirror unit 2 is attached; a first support structure 11 that supports the beam splitter unit 3; and a second support structure 12 that is attached to the support 9 and supports the first light detector 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Yutaka KURAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200124479
    Abstract: An optical module 1A includes a mirror unit 2 including a movable mirror 22 and a fixed mirror 16, a beam splitter unit 3, a light incident unit 4, a first light detector 6, a second light source 7, a second light detector 8, a holding unit 130, a first mirror 51, a second mirror 52, and a third mirror 53. The holding unit 130 holds the first light detector 6, the second light detector 8, and the second light source 7 so as to face that same side, and to be aligned in this order. A length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the detector 6 is shorter than a length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the detector 8, and a length of an optical path between the unit 3 and the source 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomofumi SUZUKI, Kyosuke KOTANI, Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Yutaka KURAMOTO, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Noburo HOSOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200049974
    Abstract: A light module includes an optical element and a base on which the optical element is mounted. The optical element has an optical portion which has an optical surface; an elastic portion which is provided around the optical portion such that an annular region is formed; and a pair of support portions which is provided such that the optical portion is sandwiched in a first direction along the optical surface and in which an elastic force is applied and a distance therebetween is able to be changed in accordance with elastic deformation of the elastic portion. The base has a main surface, and a mounting region in which an opening communicating with the main surface is provided. The support portions are inserted into the opening in a state where an elastic force of the elastic portion is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SUGIMOTO, Kyosuke KOTANI, Tomofumi SUZUKI, Katsumi SHIBAYAMA, Noburo HOSOKAWA, Nao INOUE, Masashi ITO, Yutaka KURAMOTO