Patents by Inventor Atsushi Musha

Atsushi Musha 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: 10811048
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support and a magnetic layer, in which the magnetic layer has a timing-based servo pattern, an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and a difference between a spacing S0.5 measured, after n-hexane cleaning, on a surface of the magnetic layer under a pressure of 0.5 atm by optical interferometry and a spacing S13.5 measured, after n-hexane cleaning, under a pressure of 13.5 atm is 3.0 nm or less, and S0.5 is 5.0 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Publication number: 20200312356
    Abstract: A magnetic tape reading apparatus including: a reading head which includes a reading unit disposed at a position corresponding to a single track included in a magnetic tape; a controller which controls the reading unit to read data plural times from a specific range of the single track in a running direction of the magnetic tape by a linear scan method; and a synthesis unit which synthesizes a plurality of reproducing signal sequences obtained by reading data plural times from the specific range by the reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi MUSHA
  • Patent number: 10789981
    Abstract: A magnetic tape reading apparatus includes a reading element unit which includes: a plurality of reading elements which are disposed in a state of being adjacent to each other and each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in a magnetic tape; and an extraction unit which performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Musha
  • Publication number: 20200273489
    Abstract: A magnetic tape reading apparatus comprises an acquisition unit that acquires information on linearity of a servo pattern to be recorded on a servo band of a magnetic tape, a reading element unit in which at least two reading elements each of which reads data from a specific track region included in the magnetic tape are disposed, a servo reading element that reads the servo pattern, a control unit that performs control of positioning the reading element unit, a derivation unit that derives a deviation amount, and an extraction unit that extracts data recorded on the reading target track by performing a waveform equalization process on each reading result for the reading elements in accordance with the deviation amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya KANEKO, Atsushi MUSHA
  • Patent number: 10755735
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which a tilt cos ? of the hexagonal ferrite powder with respect to a surface of the magnetic layer acquired by cross section observation by STEM is 0.85 to 1.00, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result, and the deviation amount is determined in accordance with a result obtained by reading of the servo pattern included in the magnetic layer by a servo element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10755741
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus includes a magnetic tape, a reading element unit and an extraction unit, in which a coefficient of friction measured regarding a base portion of a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.35, the reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, and the extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Publication number: 20200251134
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent, in which the magnetic layer has a timing-based servo pattern, an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference (L99.9?L0.1) between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and an isoelectric point of a surface zeta potential of the magnetic layer is 3.8 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito KASADA, Eiki OZAWA, Atsushi MUSHA
  • Publication number: 20200251136
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer in which the magnetic layer has a timing-based servo pattern, an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and a difference between a spacing Safter measured on a surface of the magnetic layer by an optical interferometry after methyl-ethyl-ketone cleaning and a spacing Sbefore measured on the surface of the magnetic layer by an optical interferometry before methyl-ethyl-ketone cleaning is greater than 0 nm and 15.0 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki OZAWA, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Publication number: 20200251139
    Abstract: The magnetic tape include a non-magnetic support and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent, in which the magnetic layer has a timing-based servo pattern, an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference (L99.9?L0.1) between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and an isoelectric point of a surface zeta potential of the magnetic layer is 5.5 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito KASADA, Eiki OZAWA, Atsushi MUSHA
  • Publication number: 20200251138
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support and a magnetic layer, in which an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and in which a difference between a spacing Safter measured on a surface of the magnetic layer by an optical interferometry after ethanol cleaning and a spacing Sbefore measured on the surface of the magnetic layer by an optical interferometry before ethanol cleaning is greater than 0 nm and 6.0 nm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki OZAWA, Norihito KASADA, Atsushi MUSHA
  • Publication number: 20200251140
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support and a magnetic layer, in which the magnetic layer has a timing-based servo pattern, an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and a difference between a spacing S0.5 measured, after n-hexane cleaning, on a surface of the magnetic layer under a pressure of 0.5 atm by optical interferometry and a spacing S13.5 measured, after n-hexane cleaning, under a pressure of 13.5 atm is 3.0 nm or less, and S0.5 is 5.0 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Publication number: 20200251135
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer, in which the magnetic layer has a timing-based servo pattern, an edge shape of the timing-based servo pattern, specified by magnetic force microscopy is a shape in which a difference L99.9?L0.1 between a value L99.9 of a cumulative distribution function of 99.9% and a value L0.1 of a cumulative distribution function of 0.1% in a position deviation width from an ideal shape of the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction is 180 nm or less, and an absolute value ?N of a difference between a refractive index Nxy of the magnetic layer, measured in an in-plane direction and a refractive index Nz of the magnetic layer, measured in a thickness direction is 0.25 or more and 0.40 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10706875
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus includes a magnetic tape, a reading element unit and an extraction unit, in which a C-H derived C concentration calculated from a C-H peak area ratio of C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on the surface of the magnetic layer of the magnetic tape at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is equal to or greater than 45 atom %, and the extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10692528
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which full widths at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding a surface of a magnetic layer before and after performing a vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape are greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 15.0 nm, a difference between spacings measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before and after performing the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 12.0 nm, and the extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10679655
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which a magnetic tape includes a servo pattern in a magnetic layer, ?SFD in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape is equal to or smaller than 0.50, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result, and the deviation amount is determined in accordance with a result obtained by reading of the servo pattern included in the magnetic layer of the magnetic tape by a servo element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10643646
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus includes a magnetic tape, a reading element unit and an extraction unit, in which the magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic support, and a magnetic layer including a ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic support, a logarithmic decrement acquired by a pendulum viscoelasticity test performed regarding a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.050, and an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10643647
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which an intensity ratio of peak intensity of diffraction peak of (110) plane with respect to peak intensity of diffraction peak of (114) plane of a hexagonal ferrite crystal structure obtained by XRD analysis of the magnetic layer by In-Plane method is 0.5 to 4.0, a vertical squareness ratio of the magnetic tape is 0.65 to 1.00, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, and an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Atsushi Musha
  • Publication number: 20200005822
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which an intensity ratio of peak intensity of diffraction peak of (110) plane with respect to peak intensity of diffraction peak of (114) plane of a hexagonal ferrite crystal structure obtained by XRD analysis of the magnetic layer by In-Plane method is 0.5 to 4.0, a vertical squareness ratio of the magnetic tape is 0.65 to 1.00, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, and an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito KASADA, Eiki OZAWA, Atsushi MUSHA
  • Publication number: 20200005820
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which a tilt cos ? of the hexagonal ferrite powder with respect to a surface of the magnetic layer acquired by cross section observation by STEM is 0.85 to 1.00, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result, and the deviation amount is determined in accordance with a result obtained by reading of the servo pattern included in the magnetic layer by a servo element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki OZAWA, Norihito KASADA, Atsushi MUSHA
  • Publication number: 20200005828
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which full widths at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding a surface of a magnetic layer before and after performing a vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape are greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 15.0 nm, a difference between spacings measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before and after performing the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 12.0 nm, and the extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki OZAWA, Norihito KASADA, Atsushi MUSHA