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).

  • Publication number: 20210397786
    Abstract: A user is able to easily acquire desired knowledge data. An information providing system 1 stores a question text string associated with a response content, stores a synonym dictionary in which synonyms that are similar to one another in definition are set, receives an input text string input by a user by using a user terminal 100, generates a search text string by converting a term in the input text string based on the synonym dictionary, specifies a question text string related to the search text string, and sends the specified question text string to the user terminal 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Takuo HENMI, Junichi SATO
  • Patent number: 11188244
    Abstract: A memory device stores data for a host. In one approach, a trim operation is initiated for the memory device (e.g., based on a context that is determined for the memory device). During the trim operation, read and/or write tests are performed on one or more portions of a non-volatile storage media of the memory device. One or more characteristics associated with the memory device are observed during the test. Based on these observed characteristics, one or more trim settings are determined. Then, the memory device is updated to store the determined trim settings to configure subsequent read or write access to the non-volatile storage media (e.g., access performed in response to commands from a host).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11182986
    Abstract: A method for an autonomous vehicle includes: controlling at least one system of the vehicle by a host system; monitoring, by a memory device, data associated with operation of the vehicle; determining, by the memory device based on the monitoring, first data to collect from the vehicle; collecting, by the memory device independently of the host system, the first data; and storing, by the memory device, the collected first data in a non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210357530
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit that acquire content to be disclosed from a user's terminal apparatus and a specifying unit that specifies a portion of the acquired content that meets a predetermined condition set in advance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Teruhiko TERAOKA, Hidehito GOMI, Junichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20210357979
    Abstract: A provision apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire detected information based on information (information detected by an image sensor or a sound sensor) detected by a predetermined detection apparatus (for example, a spectacle type or ear-worn type wearable device worn by the user), a generation unit configured to generate changed information in which a detection result regarding a predetermined target is changed in the detected information in a case where context based on the detected information satisfies a predetermined condition, and a provision unit configured to provide the changed information to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Teruhiko TERAOKA, Hidehito GOMI, Junichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20210358234
    Abstract: A method includes detecting an event occurring on a vehicle. The vehicle includes at least one computing device that controls at least one operation of the vehicle. The at least one computing device includes a first computing device comprising system memory. In response to detecting the event, data is downloaded from the system memory to a non-volatile memory device of the vehicle. In some cases, a control action for the vehicle is implemented based on analysis of the downloaded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210358511
    Abstract: An output apparatus according to the present application includes a prediction unit and an output unit. The prediction unit predicts whether or not waveform information having a predetermined context is generated on the basis of detection information detected by a predetermined detection device. The output unit outputs waveform information having an opposite phase to the waveform information having the predetermined context in a case where it has been predicted that the waveform information having the predetermined context is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kota TSUBOUCHI, Teruhiko TERAOKA, Hidehito GOMI, Junichi SATO
  • Patent number: 11150844
    Abstract: Disclosed is a memory device and method of operating the same. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising generating compressed data by compressing raw data for storage in a memory device, pre-programming a first region of the memory device with the compressed data, and, in response to detecting that the memory device has powered on, decompressing the compressed data, obtaining the raw data, and transferring the raw data to a second region of the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210318821
    Abstract: A memory device stores data for a host. In one approach, a trim operation is initiated for the memory device (e.g., based on a context that is determined for the memory device). During the trim operation, read and/or write tests are performed on one or more portions of a non-volatile storage media of the memory device. One or more characteristics associated with the memory device are observed during the test. Based on these observed characteristics, one or more trim settings are determined. Then, the memory device is updated to store the determined trim settings to configure subsequent read or write access to the non-volatile storage media (e.g., access performed in response to commands from a host).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11144452
    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: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11139007
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage device includes a sense amplifier configured to read and program data in memory cells, a first latch circuit to store read data or program data, a second latch circuit to store the first data transferred from the first latch circuit or the second data before the second data is transferred into the first latch circuit, an input/output circuit to output the first data stored in the second latch circuit and to transfer the second data received thereby to the second latch circuit, and a control circuit. Upon receiving a read command while the control circuit is performing a program operation on program data stored in second latch circuit, the control circuit interrupts the program operation to perform the read operation and resumes the program operation on the program data in response to a resume write command sequence that does not include the program data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: KIOXIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Sato, Akio Sugahara
  • Publication number: 20210303483
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to allow data values to be written into the plurality of memory cells of the memory device at a first speed upon connecting to a first host via a first configuration of the plurality of connectors; and allow data values to be written into the plurality of memory cells at a second speed faster than the first speed, upon connecting to a second host via a second configuration of the plurality of connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11118246
    Abstract: A watch part containing a titanium alloy, the titanium alloy, in mass %, includes: Al: 1.0 to 3.5%; Fe: 0.1 to 0.4%; O: 0.00 to 0.15%; C: 0.00 to 0.10%; Sn: 0.00 to 0.20%; Si: 0.00 to 0.15%; and the balance: Ti and impurities, an average grain diameter of ? phase crystal grains is 15.0 ?m or less, an average aspect ratio of the ? phase crystal grains is 1.0 or more and 3.0 or less, and a coefficient of variation of a number density of ?-phase crystal grains distributed in the ? phase is 0.30 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION, CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Genki Tsukamoto, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Hideto Seto, Naoki Okamura, Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210263915
    Abstract: To provide a search sentence generation system capable of generating an appropriate search sentence automatically based on a natural sentence inputted by a user. A search sentence generation server 300 determines a word corresponding to an operator and a target word adjacent to the word by analyzing a received input sentence and generates a search sentence corresponding to the input sentence based on the determined words in this manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Takuo HENMI, Junichi SATO
  • Patent number: 11094148
    Abstract: A method includes detecting an event occurring on a vehicle. The vehicle includes at least one computing device that controls at least one operation of the vehicle. The at least one computing device includes a first computing device comprising system memory. In response to detecting the event, data is downloaded from the system memory to a non-volatile memory device of the vehicle. In some cases, a control action for the vehicle is implemented based on analysis of the downloaded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210245766
    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: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210248908
    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: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210240607
    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: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210240381
    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: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20210158879
    Abstract: A method of controlling a memory device includes receiving an address indicating a region in a memory cell array and generating one or more voltages supplied to the memory cell array in parallel with receiving the address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    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