Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Shinohara

Hiroshi Shinohara 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: 20230010624
    Abstract: A substrate alignment device includes first and second support members that are arranged to be opposite to each other and be spaced apart from each other in a plan view, and respectively support an outer peripheral end of a substrate from a position below the substrate. Further, the substrate alignment device includes a first pressing member that is arranged to be opposite to the first support member in a plan view, and moves the substrate by pressing one portion of the outer peripheral end of the substrate in a first direction directed from the second support member toward the first support member with the substrate supported by the first and second support members. The first support member includes a movement limiter that limits movement of the substrate in the first direction past a predetermined prescribed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuaki OKITA, Tomoyuki SHINOHARA, Junichi ISHII, Kazuki NAKAMURA, Takashi SHINOHARA, Takuma TAKAHASHI, Yoshifumi OKADA, Hiroshi KATO
  • Patent number: 11517991
    Abstract: A machine tool includes: a cutting tool; rotating means; feeding means; and vibration means for reciprocatingly vibrating the cutting tool and the workpiece relative to each other; wherein the cutting process is carried out by a relative rotation of the workpiece and the cutting tool, and feeding of the cutting tool, to thereby move the cutting tool continuously along a plurality of predetermined movement paths each having a different machining feeding direction. The machine tool further includes vibration restriction means that operates as the movement of the cutting tool changes from one movement path of two consecutive movement paths to the other movement path, for restricting the reciprocating vibration for a predetermined period from the movement starting position of the movement paths, and starting the reciprocating vibration after the lapse of said predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaichi Nakaya, Kazuhiko Sannomiya, Hiroshi Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20220334863
    Abstract: When a cluster is configured by hypervisors of a plurality of servers, a shared storage including internal storages of the plurality of servers can be used. In a storage system in which a hypervisor managing VMs on each of the plurality of servers is included and the plurality of hypervisors configures a cluster, the plurality of servers each include a storage VM that provides the shared storage. One of the plurality of servers includes a manager VM that manages the hypervisors of the plurality of servers as the cluster. A virtual volume of the shared storage is provided as an LU for constructing the manager VM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi MIKI, Naoya HATTORI, Tomohiro SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 11446781
    Abstract: A control device for a machine tool and a machine tool capable of easily performing cutting with vibration according to the amount of feed is provided. A control device (180) for a machine tool comprises a control means (181) for controlling the relative rotation and feeding of a cutting tool and a material, the control means performing control such that cutting is performed with vibrating the cutting tool relative to the material by combining a forward feed movement in the machining direction, in which the cutting tool machines the material, and a return movement in the counter-machining direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaichi Nakaya, Hiroshi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11421409
    Abstract: Provided are a flush water tank apparatus capable of restraining instability of an operation of a piston and restraining fluctuations in a water pressure of flush water discharged from a first discharge part provided separately from an inlet, and a flush toilet apparatus including the flush water tank apparatus. A discharge valve hydraulic drive portion of a flush water tank apparatus of the present invention includes a cylinder, a piston, and a rod extending from the piston through a through-hole portion formed in the cylinder, the cylinder including an inlet into which flush water flows, a first discharge part that is provided separately from the inlet to drain the flush water, and a second discharge part that is provided separately from the first discharge part and is formed between the rod and the through-hole portion and between the piston and the through-hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hayashi, Hidekazu Kitaura, Akihiro Shimuta, Masahiro Kuroishi, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Koki Shinohara, Kenji Hatama, Takashi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11421410
    Abstract: There are provided a flush water tank apparatus capable of reducing a pressure of flush water in a pressure chamber easily, and a flush toilet apparatus provided with the same. A discharge valve hydraulic drive portion of a flush water tank apparatus includes a cylinder in which supplied the flush water flows, a piston that is slidably disposed in the cylinder, partitions inside of the cylinder into a pressure chamber and a back pressure chamber, and further is moved from a first position to a second position by a pressure of the flush water that has flowed into the pressure chamber, an outflow portion from which the flush water in the cylinder flows out, and a communication mechanism that establishes communication between the pressure chamber and the outflow portion after the clutch mechanism is disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kitaura, Nobuhiro Hayashi, Akihiro Shimuta, Masahiro Kuroishi, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Koki Shinohara, Kenji Hatama
  • Publication number: 20220216232
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a conducting layer and an insulating layer that are disposed above a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of pillars that extend in a direction which crosses a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a plate that is disposed between the plurality of pillars and extends in the same direction as the pillars. A surface of the plate, which faces the pillars, has convex portions and non-convex portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Toshifumi MINAMI, Atsuhiro SATO, Keisuke YONEHAMA, Yasuyuki BABA, Hiroshi SHINOHARA, Hideyuki KAMATA, Teppei HIGASHITSUJI
  • Patent number: 11343752
    Abstract: This first communication apparatus is provided with: a first communication unit which, after establishing a link necessary for first near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a first communication available range, performs the first near field communication with the link-established communication counterpart; and a second communication unit which performs second near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a second communication available range that is narrower than the first communication available range. In a case where detecting that a portable storage medium with which the second near field communication is available enters the second communication available range, the first communication apparatus transmits, through the first communication unit, detection information which indicates that the portable storage medium enters the second communication available range to a link-established second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shinohara, Yoshiro Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20220148657
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell, a second memory cell above the first memory cell, a first word line electrically connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a second word line electrically connected to a gate of the second memory cell, and a control unit that performs an erasing operation on the first and second memory cells. During the erasing operation, the control unit applies a first voltage to a first word line and a second voltage higher than the first voltage to a second word line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Takuya FUTATSUYAMA, Kenichi ABE, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Keisuke YONEHAMA, Atsuhiro SATO, Hiroshi SHINOHARA, Yasuyuki BABA, Toshifumi MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20220143471
    Abstract: A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, an inner cover 6 positioned outside the core 4, and an outer cover 8 positioned outside the inner cover 6. The core 4 has a capsule 14, a plurality of separators 16, an electronic unit 18, and a plurality of fillings 20. The capsule 14 has a melting point of not lower than 100° C. A ratio P1 of a volume Vr of the capsule 14 to a volume Vc of the core 4 is not less than 25% and not greater than 75%. The electronic unit 18 is housed in the capsule 14. The electronic unit 18 detects behavior of the golf ball 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki TAKUBO, Takahiro SAJIMA, Kuniyasu HORIUCHI, Hiroshi SHINOHARA, Jiro MORI, Tsuyoshi ITO, Masanobu YOSHIDA, Kazuya KAMINO, Hidetaka INOUE, Masahide ONUKI
  • Patent number: 11315950
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a conducting layer and an insulating layer that are disposed above a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of pillars that extend in a direction which crosses a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a plate that is disposed between the plurality of pillars and extends in the same direction as the pillars. A surface of the plate, which faces the pillars, has convex portions and non-convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Minami, Atsuhiro Sato, Keisuke Yonehama, Yasuyuki Baba, Hiroshi Shinohara, Hideyuki Kamata, Teppei Higashitsuji
  • Patent number: 11270773
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell, a second memory cell above the first memory cell, a first word line electrically connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a second word line electrically connected to a gate of the second memory cell, and a control unit that performs an erasing operation on the first and second memory cells. During the erasing operation, the control unit applies a first voltage to a first word line and a second voltage higher than the first voltage to a second word line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu Shirakawa, Takuya Futatsuyama, Kenichi Abe, Hiroshi Nakamura, Keisuke Yonehama, Atsuhiro Sato, Hiroshi Shinohara, Yasuyuki Baba, Toshifumi Minami
  • Publication number: 20210365931
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 1 measures a distance between the mobile terminal 1 and a wireless communication device 2a on the basis of a radio signal transmitted from the wireless communication device 2a connected to an electronic money payment machine, and the mobile terminal 1 transmits an authorization request for a credit payment of a recharge amount for recharging an electronic value balance to a center server 4 when detecting, on the basis of the measured distance, that the mobile terminal 1 is approaching the wireless communication device 2a, and performs processing of permitting recharge of the electronic value balance with the recharge amount when a credit approval is granted for the authorization according to the authorization request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: 10986483
    Abstract: This communication apparatus C is provided with: a first communication unit which, after establishing a link necessary for first near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a first communication available range, performs the first near field communication with the link-established communication counterpart; and a second communication unit which performs second near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a second communication available range that is narrower than the first communication available range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shinohara, Yoshiro Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20210082519
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell, a second memory cell above the first memory cell, a first word line electrically connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a second word line electrically connected to a gate of the second memory cell, and a control unit that performs an erasing operation on the first and second memory cells. During the erasing operation, the control unit applies a first voltage to a first word line and a second voltage higher than the first voltage to a second word line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Takuya FUTATSUYAMA, Kenichi ABE, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Keisuke YONEHAMA, Atsuhiro SATO, Hiroshi SHINOHARA, Yasuyuki BABA, Toshifumi MINAMI
  • Publication number: 20210067934
    Abstract: This communication apparatus C is provided with: a first communication unit which, after establishing a link necessary for first near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a first communication available range, performs the first near field communication with the link-established communication counterpart; and a second communication unit which performs second near field communication with a communication counterpart existing within a second communication available range that is narrower than the first communication available range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHINOHARA, Yoshiro MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200411551
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a conducting layer and an insulating layer that are disposed above a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of pillars that extend in a direction which crosses a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a plate that is disposed between the plurality of pillars and extends in the same direction as the pillars. A surface of the plate, which faces the pillars, has convex portions and non-convex portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Toshifumi MINAMI, Atsuhiro SATO, Keisuke YONEHAMA, Yasuyuki BABA, Hiroshi SHINOHARA, Hideyuki KAMATA, Teppei HIGASHITSUJI
  • Patent number: 10854298
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a first memory cell, a second memory cell above the first memory cell, a first word line electrically connected to a gate of the first memory cell, a second word line electrically connected to a gate of the second memory cell, and a control unit that performs an erasing operation on the first and second memory cells. During the erasing operation, the control unit applies a first voltage to a first word line and a second voltage higher than the first voltage to a second word line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Masanobu Shirakawa, Takuya Futatsuyama, Kenichi Abe, Hiroshi Nakamura, Keisuke Yonehama, Atsuhiro Sato, Hiroshi Shinohara, Yasuyuki Baba, Toshifumi Minami
  • Patent number: 10846580
    Abstract: To enhance reliability to enable use of all of a plurality of IC-chip-based applications, transmission means of an IC chip support terminal transmits, to an IC chip management server, a registration request for each of a plurality of memory areas respectively corresponding to a plurality of IC-chip-based applications for using an IC chip which is enabled to perform wireless communication. Reception means receives registration instructions for the respective memory areas, each of which is transmitted by the IC chip management server in response to the registration request. Registration means executes processes for registering the respective memory areas in the IC chip successively or in parallel based on the registration instructions. Initial setting means performs an initial setting on each of the registered memory areas when all the plurality of memory areas have been registered in the IC chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10818691
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes a conducting layer and an insulating layer that are disposed above a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of pillars that extend in a direction which crosses a surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a plate that is disposed between the plurality of pillars and extends in the same direction as the pillars. A surface of the plate, which faces the pillars, has convex portions and non-convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Minami, Atsuhiro Sato, Keisuke Yonehama, Yasuyuki Baba, Hiroshi Shinohara, Hideyuki Kamata, Teppei Higashitsuji