Patents by Inventor Yuusuke Sugawara

Yuusuke Sugawara 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).

  • Publication number: 20060261253
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a photoelectric conversion device which detects light ranging from weak light to strong light. The present invention relates to a photoelectric conversion device having a photodiode having a photoelectric conversion layer, an amplifier circuit including a thin film transistor and a bias switching means, where a bias which is connected to the photodiode and the amplifier circuit is switched by the bias switching means when intensity of incident light exceeds predetermined intensity, and accordingly, light which is less than the predetermined intensity is detected by the photodiode and light which is more than the predetermined intensity is detected by the thin film transistor of the amplifier circuit. By the present invention, light ranging from weak light to strong light can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arao, Atsushi Hirose, Kazuo Nishi, Yuusuke Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20060186497
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a photo-sensor having a structure which can suppress electrostatic discharge damage. Conventionally, a transparent electrode has been formed over the entire surface of a light receiving region; however, in the present invention, the transparent electrode is not formed, and a p-type semiconductor layer and an n-type semiconductor layer of a photoelectric conversion layer are used as an electrode. Therefore, in the photo-sensor according to the present invention, resistance is increased and electrostatic discharge damage can be suppressed. In addition, positions of the p-type semiconductor layer and the n-type semiconductor layer, which serve as an electrode, are kept away; and thus, resistance is increased and withstand voltage can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Nishi, Yuusuke Sugawara, Hironobu Takahashi, Tatsuya Arao
  • Publication number: 20050116310
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor device formed over an insulating substrate, typically a semiconductor device having a structure in which mounting strength to a wiring board can be increased in an optical sensor, a solar battery, or a circuit using a TFT, and which can make it mount on a wiring board with high density, and further a method for manufacturing the same. According to the present invention, in a semiconductor device, a semiconductor element is formed on an insulating substrate, a concave portion is formed on a side face of the semiconductor device, and a conductive film electrically connected to the semiconductor element is formed in the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Kazuo Nishi, Hiroki Adachi, Junya Maruyama, Naoto Kusumoto, Yuusuke Sugawara, Tomoyuki Aoki, Eiji Sugiyama, Hironobu Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20050082655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semiconductor device having a structure that can be mounted on a wiring substrate, as for the semiconductor device formed over a thin film-thickness substrate, a film-shaped substrate, or a sheet-like substrate. In addition, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device that is capable of raising a reliability of mounting on a wiring substrate. One feature of the present invention is to bond a semiconductor element formed on a substrate having isolation to a member that a conductive film is formed via a medium having an anisotropic conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Nishi, Hiroki Adachi, Naoto Kusumoto, Yuusuke Sugawara, Hidekazu Takahashi, Daiki Yamada, Yoshikazu Hiura