Patents by Inventor Junichi Sato

Junichi Sato 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: 11749270
    Abstract: An output apparatus according to the present application includes an estimation unit, a decision unit, and an output unit. The estimation unit estimates an emotion of a user from detection information detected by a predetermined detection device. The decision unit decides information to be changed on the basis of the estimated emotion of the user. The output unit outputs information for changing the information to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Tsubouchi, Teruhiko Teraoka, Hidehito Gomi, Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11738804
    Abstract: A system can train a vehicle electronically to accommodate a driver. The system can train the vehicle to accommodate the ability, condition, and/or personality of the driver. The system can change the controls of the vehicle, responsive to the inputs from the driver, to match with the patterns of controls resulting from a predetermined model (such as a safe-driver model). Accordingly, the vehicle can appear as it is being driven by a safe driver when it may not be the case. A driver with a lower driving competence may apply physical controls in a pattern that may be slow, unstable, or insufficient. However, the vehicle can be trained to adjust the transformation from the UI signals to the drive-by-wire signals such that the transformed signals appear to be applied by a more competent driver on the road. And, the transformation can improve over time with training via machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20230264703
    Abstract: A vehicle traveling performance control function simulation apparatus includes a processor and a confirmation output member. The processor outputs a simulation related to a traveling performance control function for a vehicle with use of a vehicle inside member. The traveling performance control function is to be enabled by an operation performed by an occupant. The vehicle inside member is provided around the occupant. The confirmation output member outputs, with respect to the occupant, a confirmation as to whether outputting of the simulation related to the traveling performance control function is permitted. The processor outputs the simulation related to the traveling performance control function in a case where the outputting of the simulation is permitted on the basis of the confirmation. The processor does not output the simulation in a case where the outputting of the simulation is not permitted on the basis of the confirmation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Toru SAKURAI, Junichi SATO, Shigeki OGAWA, Yuusuke SAKATA, Kenichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 11705210
    Abstract: A memory device includes a memory cell array, a voltage generation circuit generating one or more voltages supplied to the memory cell array, an input/output circuit receiving an address indicating a region in the memory cell array and a control circuit controlling operations of the memory cell array. The voltage generation circuit generates the voltages before a ready/busy signal changing from a ready state to a busy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Sugahara, Takaya Handa, Ryosuke Isomura, Kazuto Uehara, Junichi Sato, Norichika Asaoka, Masashi Yamaoka, Bushnaq Sanad, Yuzuru Shibazaki, Noriyasu Kumazaki, Yuri Terada
  • Patent number: 11670123
    Abstract: A method for an autonomous vehicle includes: controlling at least one system of the vehicle by a host system; automatically collecting, by a memory device, data generated by the at least one system, where the data is collected by the memory device independently of control by the host system; and storing the data in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20230167533
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a titanium or titanium alloy member and to a surface hardening method for the titanium or titanium alloy member. The titanium or titanium alloy member includes a base material of titanium or titanium alloy, and at a surface of the base material, a hardened layer formed by diffusion of oxygen into the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi SATO, Kazuma KOBAYASHI, Shouta NAGASAWA, Kenichi INOUE, Chinfu LIU, Wuchien LIU, Tienchai LIN, Weipin KAO
  • Patent number: 11650915
    Abstract: A data storage device monitors a storage media temperature and adjusts data storage operations of the storage device based on the monitored and/or a predicted future temperature of the storage media. In one approach, data is stored in a first mode (e.g., a TLC mode) in a non-volatile storage media. One or more temperatures associated with the non-volatile storage media are monitored using at least one sensor to collect sensor data. The manner of storage of the data in the storage device is adjusted based on the collected sensor data. The adjusting comprises compressing the data to provide compressed data, and storing the compressed data in a second mode (e.g., an SLC mode) in the non-volatile storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20230080734
    Abstract: A display device of an autonomous vehicle is controlled based on data collected from sensors located in or on the vehicle. The display device is used to present one or more images to a driver and/or passengers of the autonomous vehicle. The display device can be, for example, a windshield and/or other window of the vehicle. Image data can be, for example, transformed to improve visual perception by passengers in the vehicle when the images are displayed on a curved shape of the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11578399
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a titanium or titanium alloy member and to a surface hardening method for the titanium or titanium alloy member. The titanium or titanium alloy member includes a base material of titanium or titanium alloy, and at a surface of the base material, a hardened layer formed by diffusion of oxygen into the surface. The method includes: a heating step of heating the titanium or titanium alloy base material of the member to a predetermined temperature under an inert gas atmosphere; a hardening step of introducing (i) a mixed gas including an inert gas, and (ii) oxygen gas as a hardening treatment gas, to perform hardening treatment of the surface of the base material; and a cooling step of cooling the base material down to room temperature under the inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Sato, Kazuma Kobayashi, Shouta Nagasawa, Kenichi Inoue, Chinfu Liu, Wuchien Liu, Tienchai Lin, Weipin Kao
  • Publication number: 20220401708
    Abstract: A medical catheter includes a multi-lumen tube including a first lumen and a second lumen; an extension tube fixed to an end surface in a longitudinal direction of the multi-lumen tube, extending from the end surface along the longitudinal direction, and including a third lumen communicating with the first lumen; and an outer wall portion extending from the multi-lumen tube along the extension tube and configured to cover a part of an outer surface of the extension tube, the outer wall portion including a pipeline formed to communicate with the second lumen and having a part of the outer surface in an inner surface of the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito NAKAJIMA, Junichi SATO, Yasunori OKI
  • Publication number: 20220316915
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquisition unit acquires a data set in which each data includes information regarding a position, an estimation unit estimates a position value indicating a value related to a position of target data that is data to be a target of value estimation based on evaluation in a predetermined task of data sets including mutually different data, a decision unit decides whether to transmit the target data to an external device based on a non-transmission index that is set based on an instruction of a user, and transmission unit transmits the target data to the external device in accordance with the decision made by the decision unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Tatsuru HIGURASHI, Junichi SATO, Kenta KANAMORI
  • Publication number: 20220310327
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor that includes a resin molding, a first external electrode, and a second external electrode. The resin molding includes a laminate of multiple capacitor elements, and a sealing resin sealing the laminate. The following are satisfied: t1<t2, t3<t4, t1<t3, and t4/t3<t2/t1, where t1 is the thickness of an inner portion of the cathode lead-out layer, the inner portion not being exposed at the second end surface; t2 is the thickness of an exposed portion of the cathode lead-out layer, the exposed portion being exposed at the second end surface; t3 is the thickness of an inner portion of the valve-action metal substrate, the inner portion not being exposed at the first end surface; and t4 is the thickness of an exposed portion of the valve-action metal substrate, the exposed portion being exposed at the first end surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi TANI, Kenichi OSHIUMI, Kazutoyo HORIO, Junichi SATO, Keiji YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20220301630
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage device in an embodiment includes a plurality of planes each including a memory cell array, a voltage generation circuit configured to apply a first intermediate voltage to an adjacent word line adjacent to a selected word line in a former half of a program period and apply a second intermediate voltage higher than the first intermediate voltage to the adjacent word line in a latter half of the program period, a discharge circuit configured to feed a discharge current from the selected word line in a period corresponding to a period in which the second intermediate voltage is applied to the adjacent word line, and a control circuit configured to set a discharge characteristic of the discharge circuit according to a number of the planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKANO, Yuzuru SHIBAZAKI, Hideyuki KATAOKA, Junichi SATO, Hiroki DATE
  • Publication number: 20220238022
    Abstract: A system for crowdsourcing reporting of road conditions from abnormal vehicle events. Abnormal vehicle events (such as sudden braking, sharp turns, evasive actions, pothole impact, etc.) can be detected and reported to a road condition monitoring system (RCMS). The RCMS can identify patterns in reported road conditions to generate advisory information or instructions for vehicles and users of vehicles. For example, suspected obstacles can be identified and used to instruct a driver or a vehicle to slow down gradually to avoid sudden braking and sharp turns. In some examples, a vehicle can have a camera that can upload an image of a suspected obstacle (e.g., a pothole) to allow the positive identification of a road problem. This provides the RCMS with more confidence to take a corrective action, such as an automated call to a road repair service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20220207237
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an information provision system and an information provision method by which a user is able to easily acquire desired knowledge data. In an information provision system 1, a suggestion server 400 stores question text strings associated with response contents in advance, receives an input text string input by a user 10 by using a user terminal 100, performs morphological analysis for the input text string and each of the question text strings, calculates a score indicating to what extent each of the question text strings is related to the input text string based on results of the morphological analysis for the question text strings and a result of the morphological analysis for the input text string, and causes the user terminal 100 to display at least one of the question text strings. The score of the at least one of the question text strings satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Takuo HENMI, Junichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20220197120
    Abstract: A display device of an autonomous vehicle is controlled based on data collected from sensors located in or on the vehicle. The display device is used to present one or more images to a driver and/or passengers of the autonomous vehicle. The display device can be, for example, a windshield and/or other window of the vehicle. Image data can be, for example, transformed to improve visual perception by passengers in the vehicle when the images are displayed on a curved shape of the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11367642
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a carrier storage rack configured to place and store a carrier that accommodates a substrate; a gas supply configured to supply an inert gas into the carrier placed on the carrier storage rack; and a controller configured to control whether to supply the inert gas into the carrier based on at least one of carrier information and substrate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Moriyoshi Kinoshita, Yuji Sasaki, Junichi Sato, Takashi Asakawa
  • Patent number: 11328599
    Abstract: A system for crowdsourcing reporting of road conditions from abnormal vehicle events. Abnormal vehicle events (such as sudden braking, sharp turns, evasive actions, pothole impact, etc.) can be detected and reported to a road condition monitoring system (RCMS). The RCMS can identify patterns in reported road conditions to generate advisory information or instructions for vehicles and users of vehicles. For example, suspected obstacles can be identified and used to instruct a driver or a vehicle to slow down gradually to avoid sudden braking and sharp turns. In some examples, a vehicle can have a camera that can upload an image of a suspected obstacle (e.g., a pothole) to allow the positive identification of a road problem. This provides the RCMS with more confidence to take a corrective action, such as an automated call to a road repair service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20220130469
    Abstract: A memory device includes a memory cell array, a voltage generation circuit generating one or more voltages supplied to the memory cell array, an input/output circuit receiving an address indicating a region in the memory cell array and a control circuit controlling operations of the memory cell array. The voltage generation circuit generates the voltages before a ready/busy signal changing from a ready state to a busy state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio SUGAHARA, Takaya HANDA, Ryosuke ISOMURA, Kazuto UEHARA, Junichi SATO, Norichika ASAOKA, Masashi YAMAOKA, Bushnaq SANAD, Yuzuru SHIBAZAKI, Noriyasu KUMAZAKI, Yuri TERADA
  • Publication number: 20220121389
    Abstract: A data storage device stores data in non-volatile memory. In one approach, a method includes: storing software in a compressed format in a first mode (e.g., an SLC mode) in a non-volatile memory; exposing, while the software is stored in the first mode, the non-volatile memory to a temperature greater than a predetermined threshold; determining that the temperature of the non-volatile memory has fallen below the predetermined threshold; and in response to determining that the temperature of the non-volatile memory has fallen below the predetermined threshold: decompressing the stored software, and storing the decompressed software in a second mode (e.g., TLC mode) in the non-volatile memory. The second mode has a storage density higher than the first mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: Junichi Sato