Patents by Inventor Koichi Ito

Koichi Ito 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: 20220005818
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings and support openings are formed through the alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and in the support openings, respectively. Via cavities extending to each of the sacrificial material layers are formed through the alternating stack without forming any stepped surfaces in the alternating stack. The via cavities may be formed in areas that do not overlap with the support pillar structures, or in areas that include at least one support pillar structure. Sacrificial via fill structures are formed in the via cavies, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are removed, and a combination of a tubular dielectric spacer and a contact via structure can be formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinobu TANAKA, Koichi ITO, Hideaki HASEGAWA, Akihiro TOBIOKA, Sung Tae LEE
  • Publication number: 20220005824
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers is formed over a substrate. Memory openings and support openings are formed through the alternating stack, and memory opening fill structures and support pillar structures are formed in the memory openings and in the support openings, respectively. Via cavities extending to each of the sacrificial material layers are formed through the alternating stack without forming any stepped surfaces in the alternating stack. The via cavities may be formed in areas that do not overlap with the support pillar structures, or in areas that include at least one support pillar structure. Sacrificial via fill structures are formed in the via cavies, and the sacrificial material layers are replaced with electrically conductive layers. The sacrificial via fill structures are removed, and a combination of a tubular dielectric spacer and a contact via structure can be formed in the via cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshinobu TANAKA, Koichi ITO, Hideaki HASEGAWA, Akihiro TOBIOKA, Sung Tae LEE
  • Patent number: 11208431
    Abstract: Provided are a novel internal standard useful in the measurement of androgens, a method capable of measuring the androgen in a highly selective and highly sensitive (accurate) manner using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry with simplified pretreatments, and a method for diagnosis of a disease using the androgen measurement method. The novel stable isotope-labeled compound is synthesized by performing reduction reaction in a specific solvent. An androgen is measured using this novel stable isotope-labeled compound as an IS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ASKA PHARMACEUTIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Minato, Yusuke Ito
  • Patent number: 11166444
    Abstract: A movable center-of-gravity tube comprising a tube body (41), a center-of-gravity body (42) accommodated inside the tube body and balls (43) held on the center-of-gravity body (42) is provided, in which the center-of-gravity body (42) has a slightly smaller diameter than the diameter of an inner surface of the tube body and comprises three or more rows of ball circulation grooves (44) on its outer surface in parallel with each other, in which the ball circulation grooves (44) accommodate the balls in a circulation manner, and each of which comprises two rows connected to each other, in such manner that the balls in one groove of the ball circulation grooves rotate and circulate in contact with the inner circumferential surface of the tube body, while the balls in another groove rotate and circulate in no contact with the inner circumferential surface of the tube body, when the center-of-gravity body moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HEPHAIST SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Fukutome, Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: 11159683
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that communicates directly with an external apparatus using wireless communication includes a plurality of network interfaces, a storage unit that stores a plurality of pieces of different network information respectively assigned to the plurality of network interfaces, an identification unit that identifies a user who logged in the information processing apparatus, a selection unit that selects, as network information to be transmitted directly to the external apparatus using the wireless communication, at least one network information corresponding to the identified user from among the stored plurality of pieces of network information, and a transmission unit that transmits the selected network information directly to the external apparatus using the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: 11133252
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device includes forming a vertically alternating sequence of insulating layers and spacer material layers over a substrate, such that the spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers, iteratively performing a first set of non-offset layer patterning processing steps at least twice to form a first part of a terrace region including a set of stepped surfaces which extend in a first horizontal direction, and performing a second set of offset layer patterning processing steps to form a second part of the terrace region and to form a stepped vertical cross-sectional profile for patterned surfaces of the vertically alternating sequence along a second horizontal direction which is perpendicular to the first horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Koichi Ito, Yoshinobu Tanaka, Hirofumi Tokita
  • Publication number: 20210242128
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional memory device includes forming a vertically alternating sequence of insulating layers and spacer material layers over a substrate, such that the spacer material layers are formed as, or are subsequently replaced with, electrically conductive layers, iteratively performing a first set of non-offset layer patterning processing steps at least twice to form a first part of a terrace region including a set of stepped surfaces which extend in a first horizontal direction, and performing a second set of offset layer patterning processing steps to form a second part of the terrace region and to form a stepped vertical cross-sectional profile for patterned surfaces of the vertically alternating sequence along a second horizontal direction which is perpendicular to the first horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Koichi ITO, Yoshinobu TANAKA, Hirofumi TOKITA
  • Publication number: 20210219361
    Abstract: A communication system includes a communication apparatus and a communication terminal configured to wirelessly communicate with each other, wherein the communication terminal includes a first wireless communication interface configured to support a Bluetooth® standard and include a single antenna, and wherein the communication apparatus includes a second wireless communication interface configured to support the Bluetooth® standard and include a plurality of antennas, and includes one or more controllers configured to function as a unit configured to obtain angle information and field intensity information based on a result of reception of radio waves, by the plurality of antennas, transmitted from the single antenna; and a unit configured to transmit an establishment request for wireless communication based on the Bluetooth® standard to the first wireless communication interface via the second wireless communication interface based on a fact that the angle information and the field intensity information sat
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11052727
    Abstract: In an instrument panel provided in a vehicle cabin front section, a face that projects into a vehicle cabin is formed with a T-shape in vehicle rear view. An air-conditioning unit of a vehicle air-conditioning device is provided at an inside of the instrument panel. In the vehicle air-conditioning device, a foot blower outlet provided on the instrument panel blows an air-conditioned airflow toward the feet of a front seat occupant, and an interior air intake provided on the instrument panel takes in air from inside the vehicle cabin to generate the air-conditioned airflow. The foot blower outlet is formed in a lower portion of a side wall at a vehicle width direction central portion of the instrument panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Orihashi, Takahito Nakamura, Koichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20210191674
    Abstract: In a communication system including a communication apparatus and a communication terminal which are able to perform wireless communication with each other, the communication apparatus includes a first wireless communication interface conforming to a Bluetooth standard and including a plurality of antennas, and the communication terminal includes a second wireless communication interface conforming to the Bluetooth standard and one or more controllers configured to acquire angle information and radio field intensity information based on a result of a plurality of radio waves respectively emitted from the plurality of antennas having been received by the second wireless communication interface, and, in response to the angle information and the radio field intensity information having satisfied a predetermined condition, transmit 3a request for establishment of wireless communication conforming to the Bluetooth standard to the first wireless communication interface via the second wireless communication interfac
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210153486
    Abstract: A fishing rod includes: a reel seat; a blank extending from a front end surface of the reel seat; a cylindrical spacer provided on the blank on the same axis; a hood holder screwed at a front end portion of the reel seat; a hood continuously provided at a rear end of the hood holder; and a rocker including a plurality of support parts extending frontward from near a front end of the hood holder and coming into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the spacer, wherein in a state where the hood holder is screwed into the reel seat side, a protruding part of each of the support parts is close to the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Megabass Inc.
    Inventor: Koichi ITO
  • Patent number: 11000023
    Abstract: In a fishing rod constituted by a rod and a grip which supports a base end side thereof, the grip having a front grip and a rear grip, there are provided a grip frame extending from a rear end part of the rear grip and a guide pipe into which the grip frame is movably inserted. A length of the grip varies in correspondence with a movement of the grip frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MEGABASS INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: 10994773
    Abstract: A steering system steers wheels of a vehicle through a shift of a steering shaft. The steering system includes: an electric motor; transmission device that transmits an output of the electric motor to the steering shaft; and a malfunction detector that detects a malfunction of the transmission device based on a rotational angle of the electric motor and a shift distance of the steering shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yoshida, Koichi Ito, Ruriko Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10971514
    Abstract: A multi-tier three-dimensional memory array includes multiple alternating stacks of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers that are vertically stacked. Memory stack structures including memory films and semiconductor channels extend through the alternating stacks. The alternating stacks are formed as alternating stacks of insulating layers and sacrificial material layers, and are subsequently modified by replacing the sacrificial material layers with electrically conductive layers. Structural support during replacement of the sacrificial material layers with the electrically conductive layers is provided by the memory stack structures and dielectric support pillar structures. The dielectric support pillar structures may be formed only for a first-tier structure including a first-tier alternating stack of first insulating layers and first spacer material layers, or may vertically extend over multiple tiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Otsu, Kei Nozawa, Yashushi Doda, Naoto Hojo, Yoshinobu Tanaka, Koichi Ito, Zhiwei Chen, Yusuke Ikawa, Takeshi Kawamura, Ryoichi Ehara
  • Publication number: 20210093187
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic imaging apparatus includes: an OCT optical system for acquiring OCT data of a tissue of a subject eye based on a spectral interference signal of measurement light emitted to the tissue and reference light; a second optical system for acquiring a front image of the tissue; an optical element having asymmetry and being arranged on a common optical path of the OCT optical system and the second optical system; and arithmetic controller configured to associate an OCT data acquisition position with coordinates of the front image while taking at least a difference in distortion caused by the optical element between the OCT optical system and the second optical system into consideration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi ITO
  • Patent number: D928908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MEGABASS INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: D928909
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MEGABASS INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Patent number: D931341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eri Watanabe, Satoshi Muta, Koichi Ito, Shintaro Sakitani, Kaoru Adachi, Masanori Sakatani
  • Patent number: D940019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kosuke Kubo, Koichi Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Ito
  • Patent number: D940361
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Ito, Koichi Matsumoto, Atsushi Kochi, Kazuki Aiba, Kohei Kobayashi