Hiroyuki Ishii 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).
Abstract: A memory system includes a semiconductor storage device including a plurality of blocks of memory cells, each memory cell storing data in a non-volatile state, a controller configured to issue commands to the semiconductor storage device to perform various operations, including a read operation, a write operation, an erase operation, and a dummy operation. The read operation is an operation in which the semiconductor storage device reads data from a memory cell of a block in the semiconductor storage device, and outputs the read data to the controller, and the dummy operation is an operation in which the semiconductor storage device reads data from a memory cell of a block in the semiconductor storage device and does not output the read data to the controller and does not write the data to any of the memory cells of the blocks in the semiconductor storage device.
Abstract: Detecting a defective cell in a memory in consideration of an error property difference depending on the storage state. A determination unit determines whether there is a possibility of defect for each of unit-of-storages on a memory cell formed with a non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory undergoes either a reset operation that transitions a state from a low resistive state (LRS) to a high resistive state (HRS) or a set operation that transitions the state from the high resistive state to the low resistive state. The determination unit determines a unit-of-storage in which the number of errors in predetermined one of the reset operation and the set operation has exceeded a predetermined standard, as a unit-of-storage suspected of having a defect.
Abstract: A radio communication system is disclosed that includes at least one user equipment and multiple base stations including a first base station configured to execute radio resource control of the user equipment through a control path and a second base station configured not to execute radio resource control of the user equipment. The system includes multiple gateways, including a first gateway connected with the first base station and a second gateway connected with the second base station, and a switching station that controls the establishment of user paths among nodes.
Abstract: A consequent-pole-type rotor includes a first rotor core having a first insertion hole, and a second rotor core having a second insertion hole, the second rotor core being stacked on the first rotor core such that the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole together form a space accommodating a permanent magnet. The first insertion hole has an opening at a first circumferential position of the first rotor core, and the second insertion hole is occluded at least at a second circumferential position of the second rotor core. The second circumferential position corresponds to the first circumferential position.
Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a plurality of ejection ports, a plurality of pressure chambers each communicating with each of the ejection ports, a piezoelectric actuator constituting part of walls of the pressure chambers, and a common liquid chamber containing liquid to be supplied to the pressure chambers. The pressure chambers and the common liquid chamber are opposed with an opposing wall interposed therebetween. The opposing wall faces the wall of the pressure chambers constituted by the piezoelectric actuator. A reinforcing portion that supports the opposing wall is provided in the common liquid chamber.
Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus removes foreign substances from a substrate at high removal efficiency. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a scrubber to perform surface processing of the substrate by bringing a scrubbing member into sliding contact with a first surface of the substrate, a hydrostatic support mechanism for supporting a second surface of the substrate via fluid pressure without contacting the substrate, the second surface being an opposite surface of the first surface, a cleaner to clean the processed substrate, and a dryer to dry the cleaned substrate. The scrubber brings the scrubbing member into sliding contact with the first surface while rotating the scrubbing member about a central axis of the scrubber.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device that includes a heater to heat a fixing rotator, an opposed rotator to press against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween, and at least one rotary body to convey a recording medium to the fixing nip. A controller rotates the fixing rotator in a forward direction to fix a toner image on the recording medium. The controller stops the heater and rotates the fixing rotator in a predetermined rotation direction when a failure occurs while the fixing device is activated. The controller determines that the predetermined rotation direction is the forward direction or a backward direction according to the at least one rotary body that sandwiches the recording medium, if the fixing nip and the at least one rotary body sandwich the recording medium simultaneously when the failure occurs while the fixing device is activated.
Abstract: A configuration of a DFB laser-based wavelength tunable laser is well known, but long resonators have difficulty in forming uniform resonators due to production variations, thereby inducing limitation in narrowing the spectral linewidth in the DFB laser-based wavelength tunable laser as well. In the semiconductor laser device of the present invention, a semiconductor laser that oscillates in a single mode and a low-loss lightwave circuit using SiO2 glass are arranged on the common substrate. The lightwave circuit is configured such that part of output light from the semiconductor laser propagates through a certain length of an optical path, and then is reflected by a reflector and is fed back to the semiconductor laser. Output light from the semiconductor laser and an input waveguide of the lightwave circuit can also be configured to be optically connected directly to each other. The present invention can provide a compact laser device with a narrowed spectral linewidth and stable wavelength controllability.
September 29, 2016
Date of Patent:
June 25, 2019
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Tohoku University
Abstract: In a motor control device, a communication interface receives a control command defining a target rotation amount and a target rotation speed of a motor. A sensor interface receives a detection signal from a rotation angle sensor outputting a detection signal in every rotation of the motor at a predetermined angle. A controller decides a set value of a rotation speed of the motor. A drive signal generator generates and outputs a drive signal for rotating the motor. The controller calculates a difference between the target rotation amount and a total rotation amount of the motor from start of execution of the control command, based on the number of received detection signals, and determines whether an abnormality occurs in operation of the motor based on an update frequency of a minimum value of the difference or a non-update period when the minimum value of the difference is not updated.
Abstract: A rotor of an electric motor configured by combining a resin magnet section molded of thermoplastic resin containing ferrite and a rotation shaft includes a magnetic section for position detection integrally formed of the thermoplastic resin on an end face on one side of the resin magnet section, the thermoplastic resin being injected from an inner diameter side of the resin magnet section to the end face. Because the position of the rotor can be detected by the magnetic section without using a magnet for position detection, cost reduction can be achieved while the accuracy of detecting the position of the rotor is ensured.
Abstract: A motor includes a stator, and includes a first substrate and a second substrate mounted on the stator. The stator has a stator core in a ring shape and a first coil of a first phase and a second coil of a second phase wound around the stator core. The first substrate includes a first power supply wiring to supply electric power to the first coil. The second substrate has a second power supply wiring to supply electric power to the second coil.
Abstract: A fixing device includes a fixing rotator and a lateral end heater to heat a lateral end span of the fixing rotator in an axial direction thereof. A thermal conduction aid contacts the fixing rotator. A nip formation pad contacts the thermal conduction aid. A lateral end temperature detector detects a temperature of the fixing rotator in a lateral end detection span in the axial direction of the fixing rotator. The thermal conduction aid contacts the nip formation pad in a first span including the lateral end detection span in the axial direction of the fixing rotator with a first contact area. The thermal conduction aid contacts the nip formation pad in a second span disposed outboard from the first span in the axial direction of the fixing rotator with a second contact area smaller than the first contact area.
Abstract: A connector housing includes a cylindrical side wall. The cylindrical side wall includes a concave surface on one side of an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical side wall in a first direction. The concave surface curves inwards into an arc shape and extends in a second direction, so that the concave surface is to be pressed against a cylindrical member with the second direction aligned with a direction in which the cylindrical member extends.
Abstract: A workpiece treating method includes a step (1) of forming a stack including a support, a temporary fixing material and a workpiece wherein the material includes a layer containing a polymer (A) in a range of not less than 50 mass %, the polymer (A) including a structural unit represented by the formula (A1), and the workpiece is held on the material; a step (2) of processing the workpiece and/or transporting the stack; and a step (3) of applying a shear force to the material to thereby separate the workpiece from the support. R1 is a divalent organic group including at least one aromatic ring, each of two oxygen atoms bonded to R1 in (A1) is bonded to the aromatic ring, and, when R1 includes two or more aromatic rings, each of the two oxygen atoms is bonded to any one of the aromatic rings.
Abstract: A rotor includes a yoke that is formed annularly and a resin magnet integrated with the yoke. The yoke includes a first inner circumferential surface, a second inner circumferential surface, and a third inner circumferential surface. The second inner circumferential surface is adjacent to the first inner circumferential surface, and has a radius larger than a radius of the first inner circumferential surface. The third inner circumferential surface is adjacent to the second inner circumferential surface, and has a radius larger than both of the radius of the first inner circumferential surface and the radius of the second inner circumferential surface.
Abstract: A fixing device includes a heat generator being disposed inside a loop formed by a rotator and including a heat generating portion to radiate radiant heat. A reflector is disposed inside the loop formed by the rotator and includes a reflection face to reflect the radiant heat radiated from the heat generator toward the rotator. A support supports the reflector. A holder holds each lateral end of the support in a longitudinal direction of the support, which is perpendicular to the rotation direction of the rotator. A fastener attaches the reflector to the support at an attachment position disposed at each lateral end of the reflector in a longitudinal direction of the reflector. The attachment position is disposed outboard from a lateral edge of the heat generating portion of the heat generator and disposed inboard from the holder in the longitudinal direction of the reflector.
Abstract: A switching circuit includes: a drive power supply; a first transistor and a second transistor; a drive signal source; and a drive circuit. Each of the first transistor and the second transistor includes: a drain electrode and a source electrode in which a main current flows when a corresponding one of the first transistor and the second transistor is ON; a first source terminal for passing the main current; and a second source terminal. Here, the first source terminal is connected to the source electrode at an impedance lower than an impedance of the second source terminal.
Abstract: A fixing device includes a lateral end heater, disposed opposite a lateral end of an inner circumferential surface of a fixing rotator in an axial direction thereof, to heat the fixing rotator and a thermal conduction aid contacting the fixing rotator and the lateral end heater to conduct heat. The lateral end heater includes a power supply portion disposed outboard from a lateral end of the thermal conduction aid in a longitudinal direction thereof and disposed opposite the inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. The power supply portion includes an electrode. A cover covers the power supply portion and includes a cover face disposed opposite the inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. A height adjuster adjusts a height of the cover face of the cover and causes the cover face to define an identical plane with a fixing rotator side face of the thermal conduction aid.
Abstract: A multilayer ceramic capacitor includes: a ceramic multilayer structure designated to have ceramic dielectric layers and internal electrode layers alternately stacked, the internal electrode layers being mainly composed of a transition metal other than an iron group, end edges of the internal electrode layers being alternately exposed to a first end face and a second end face; and a pair of external electrodes provided on the first end face and the second end face, wherein: the external electrodes have a base conductive layer and a first plated layer; the base conductive layer directly contacts the ceramic multilayer structure; a main component of the base conductive layer is a noble metal or a transition metal other than an iron group; and a total concentration of Si and B in a second-phase not contacting the ceramic multilayer structure is 0.3 wt % or less, in the base conductive layer.
Abstract: An arithmetic processing device includes a core, and a first control circuit that controls a memory request issued by the processing core. The first control circuit includes a miss access control unit with input entries that assigns an input entry to the memory request to control a process of the memory request, and a control pipeline circuit that performs a cache hit determination and issues a memory request to the miss access control unit in a case of cache miss. The control pipeline circuit includes a speculative request control unit that issues a speculative memory request to the miss access control unit before the cache hit determination is performed, cancels the issued speculative memory request in a case of cache hit, and more suppresses issuing the speculative memory request when the number of input entries assigned to the canceled speculative memory request increases.