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).

  • Patent number: 11550594
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store at least a first boot program and a second boot program corresponding to the first boot program, a controller configured to read and execute a program, detect, in accordance with occurrence of a read error at reading of the first boot program, an address of a storage area storing a program in which the read error has occurred in the first boot program, and specify, from an address of a storage area storing the second boot program, an address corresponding to the detected address. The controller reads and executes the second boot program stored in the specified address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20220413778
    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 a request for establishment of wireless communication conforming to the Bluetooth standard to the first wireless communication interface via the second wireless communication interface
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11535034
    Abstract: A piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric layer having a perovskite structure including lead, zirconium, and titanium, and an electrode provided on the piezoelectric layer is provided. In the piezoelectric layer, in a range of 50 nm or smaller from an interface between the piezoelectric layer and the electrode in a thickness direction, a ratio c/a of a lattice spacing a in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction and a lattice spacing c in the thickness direction satisfies 0.986?c/a?1.014.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Koichi Morozumi, Hiromu Miyazawa, Hiroshi Kato, Hiroshi Ito
  • Patent number: 11496652
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus provided with a display unit configured to display image data, comprises a synchronization control unit that generates a synchronization signal based on a display rate of the display unit, and an image processing unit that operates in accordance with an operating clock and execute image processing on image data to be displayed on the display unit at a display rate synchronized with the synchronization signal. The operating clock is not changed when the synchronization control unit changes a period of the synchronization signal in accordance with a change in a display rate of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Onuma, Koichi Gunji, Yasushi Ito, Manabu Umeyama
  • Patent number: 11495612
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Tanaka, Koichi Ito, Hideaki Hasegawa, Akihiro Tobioka, Sung Tae Lee
  • Patent number: 11492941
    Abstract: A controller is applied to an internal combustion engine in which an electrically heated catalyst that is heated when supplied with electric power is installed in an exhaust passage. The controller is configured to perform a preheating process of warming up a first exhaust catalyst by supplying electric power to the electrically heated catalyst through control over a power supply before a start of the internal combustion engine. The controller is configured to, when an insulation resistance of the electrically heated catalyst at a start of the preheating process is lower than a threshold, perform the preheating process while decreasing a voltage supplied to the electrically heated catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigemasa Hirooka, Koichi Kitaura, Yoshio Yamashita, Shingo Korenaga, Katsuhiro Ito, Hikaru Shiozawa
  • Publication number: 20220332305
    Abstract: A control device starts supply of electric power to a catalyst device when a state of charge of a main battery decreases to a value which is equal to or less than an optimal power-supply state of charge set based on a travel load while a vehicle is traveling in an EV travel mode. The control device corrects input electric power of the catalyst device to a value less than the value at the time of starting of supply of electric power when the travel load decreases after the supply of electric power has been started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigemasa HIROOKA, Koichi KITAURA, Yoshio YAMASHITA, Shingo KORENAGA, Katsuhiro ITO, Hikaru SHIOZAWA
  • Publication number: 20220333516
    Abstract: A controller is applied to an internal combustion engine in which an electrically heated catalyst that is heated when supplied with electric power is installed in an exhaust passage. The controller is configured to perform a preheating process of warming up a first exhaust catalyst by supplying electric power to the electrically heated catalyst through control over a power supply before a start of the internal combustion engine. The controller is configured to, when an insulation resistance of the electrically heated catalyst at a start of the preheating process is lower than a threshold, perform the preheating process while decreasing a voltage supplied to the electrically heated catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigemasa HIROOKA, Koichi KITAURA, Yoshio YAMASHITA, Shingo KORENAGA, Katsuhiro ITO, Hikaru SHIOZAWA
  • Patent number: 11475284
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor including a first operation circuit that executes a product-sum operation, a second operation circuit that executes a certain operation, and a resister. The processor executes a first operation including the certain operation in a first layer in a neural network. The processor executes the first operation by a second method of calculating the certain operation by the second operation circuit, in a case where second operation time necessary for the first operation when the certain operation is executed by the second operation circuit is less than memory transfer time. Or the processor executes the first operation by a first method of calculating the certain operation by an approximate calculation by the first operation circuit, in a case where first operation time necessary for the first operation when executed by the first method is less than the memory transfer time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Shirahata, Takashi Arakawa, Katsuhiro Yoda, Makiko Ito, Yasumoto Tomita
  • Patent number: 11461061
    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 a request for establishment of wireless communication conforming to the Bluetooth standard to the first wireless communication interface via the second wireless communication interface
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11450679
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Tanaka, Koichi Ito, Hideaki Hasegawa, Akihiro Tobioka, Sung Tae Lee
  • Publication number: 20220294937
    Abstract: A wearable image pickup apparatus that eliminates manual change of an image pickup direction during picking up an image and can easily obtain an image that records experience while focusing attention on the experience. An image pickup apparatus includes an observation direction detection unit that is worn on a body other than a head of a user, an image pickup unit that is worn on the body of the user, a memory device that stores a set of instructions, and at least one processor that executes the set of instructions to: detect an observation direction of the user by the observation direction detection unit, pick up an image by the image pickup unit, and output an output image corresponding to the observation direction based on the image picked up by the image pickup unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Furukawa, Takuya Imaizumi, Koichi Ito, Akari Hayashi, Tohru Ishibashi, Emi Kondo, Takumi Ishikawa, Takashi Kawakami, Mineo Uchida, Takuma Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220285234
    Abstract: A method includes providing a first wafer including a respective set of first metal bonding pads and at least one first alignment diagnostic structure, providing a second wafer including a respective set of second metal bonding pads and a respective set of second alignment diagnostic structures, overlaying the first wafer and the second wafer, measuring at least one of a current, voltage or contact resistance between the first alignment diagnostic structures and the second alignment diagnostic structures to determine an overlay offset, and bonding the second wafer to the first wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Ikue YOKOMIZO, Michiaki SANO, Kazuto WATANABE, Hajime YAMAMOTO, Takashi YAMAHA, Koichi ITO, Katsuya KATO, Ryo HIRAMATSU, Hiroshi SASAKI, Akihiro TOBIOKA, Liang LI
  • Patent number: 11438516
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that inputs an image, detects a pixel value of each pixel of an input image and obtain at least one of a maximum value, a minimum value, and an average value of pixel values for each of predetermined sections of the input image, generates a first image indicating a frequency of pixel values of the input image, where a position of a pixel and a pixel value are associated, generates a second image in which additional information including at least one of the maximum value, the minimum value, and the average value is superimposed on the first image, and superimposes the second image on the input image and display the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichi Gunji, Manabu Umeyama, Yasushi Ito
  • Publication number: 20220272236
    Abstract: An image sensor converts an optical image formed by an imaging optical system to video signals. A heat dissipation section discharges heat generated in an image sensor to the outside. The imaging optical system, the image sensor, the heat dissipation section, and a battery chamber are arranged on an extension line of an axis of the system in the mentioned order. The battery chamber has an upper surface tilted forward in a direction in which the image sensor is disposed with respect to the axis by a predetermined angle. A projected shadow of a portion, close to the heat dissipation section, of an upper end portion of the battery chamber, which is projected from an upper surface side of the image capturing apparatus, overlaps the heat dissipation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Yamagata, Yoshinobu Shibayama, Manabu Abe, Koichi Shigeta, Yuko Teruya, Hideki Toichi, Masato Ito, Hayato Mano, Yusuke Mogi, Masato Yokosawa, Yosaku Endo
  • Patent number: 11380596
    Abstract: A semiconductor test apparatus includes: a power supply; a high-voltage wire connecting high-voltage terminals of a plurality of semiconductor devices which are objects to be tested to a high-voltage side of the power supply; a low-voltage wire connecting low-voltage terminals of the semiconductor devices to a low-voltage side of the power supply; first switches connected in series to the semiconductor devices respectively, each of the first switches having one end connected to the low-voltage side of the power supply via the low-voltage wire and other end connected to the low-voltage terminal; second switches connected to the semiconductor devices respectively, each of the second switches having one end connected to the high-voltage terminal and other end connected to the low-voltage terminal; and a control circuit controlling the first switches and the second switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Ebiike, Takaya Noguchi, Yoshinori Ito, Yoshikazu Ikuta, Koichi Takayama
  • Patent number: 11371656
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus A for a hydrogen gas dispenser includes a receiving-side gas flowing unit 1 including a receptacle 11 configured to be connected to a nozzle C1 of a hydrogen gas dispenser C and an inspection unit including a rate-of-pressure-rise inspection unit 2 configured to measure a rate of pressure rise of hydrogen gas from the hydrogen gas dispenser C and a dispensed-amount inspection unit 3 configured to measure a dispensed amount of the hydrogen gas. The inspection apparatus A for a hydrogen gas dispenser is capable of measuring a dispensed amount and a rate of pressure rise of the hydrogen gas dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: IWATANI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Ito, Goichi Inoue, Koichi Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20220189872
    Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, memory openings located in a memory array region and vertically extending through the alternating stack, memory opening fill structures located in the memory openings, and laterally-isolated contact via assemblies located in a contact region. Each of the laterally-isolated contact via assemblies includes a contact via structure contacting a top surface of a respective one of the electrically conductive layers and an insulating spacer laterally surrounding the contact via structure and having an outer surface having a corrugated vertical cross-sectional profile in which first portions of the insulating spacer located at levels of the electrically conductive layers laterally protrude outward relative to second portions of the insulating spacer located at levels of the insulating layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Michiaki SANO, Koichi ITO
  • Publication number: 20220174765
    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: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: D975845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY, OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kobayashi, Hiroki Maita, Hiroyuki Kato, Takashi Akimoto, Takehito Hayashi, Koichi Takeda, Toshimitsu Terao, Tomoki Morita, Shinichiro Ito, Tadashi Komuro, Teruyuki Iwama