Patents by Inventor Makoto Igarashi

Makoto Igarashi 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: 11514663
    Abstract: Provided are a reception apparatus, a reception system, a reception method, and a storage medium that can naturally provide a personal conversation in accordance with a user without requiring the user to register the personal information thereof in advance. A disclosure includes a face information acquisition unit that acquires face information of a user; a face matching unit that matches, against face information of one user, the face information registered in a user information database in which user information including the face information of the user and the reception information is registered; and a user information management unit that, when a result of matching of the face information performed by the face matching unit is unmatched, registers the user information of the one user to the user information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kawase, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20220319831
    Abstract: Methods of forming treated silicon nitride layers are disclosed. Exemplary methods include forming a silicon nitride layer overlying the substrate by providing a silicon precursor to the reaction chamber for a silicon precursor pulse period, providing a nitrogen reactant to the reaction chamber for a reactant pulse period, during a deposition process applying a first plasma power having a first frequency for a first plasma power period, and during a treatment step, applying a second plasma power having a second frequency for a second plasma power period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Yuko Kengoyama, Makoto Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11430207
    Abstract: Provided are a reception apparatus, a reception system, a reception method, and a storage medium that can naturally provide a personal conversation in accordance with a user without requiring the user to register the personal information thereof in advance. A disclosure includes a face information acquisition unit that acquires face information of a user; a conversation processing unit that acquires reception information including a content of conversation with the user; a face matching unit that matches, against the face information of one user, the face information registered in a user information database in which user information including the face information of the user and the reception information is registered; and a user information management unit that, when a result of matching of the face information performed by the face matching unit is unmatched, registers the user information of the one user to the user information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kawase, Makoto Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11389878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a TiN-based sintered body and a cutting tool made of the TiN-based sintered body, which has 70 to 94 area % of a TiN phase, 1 to 25 area % of a Mo2C phase, and a remainder including a binder phase. The binder phase contains Fe and Ni whose total area ratio is 5 to 15 area %, and an amount of Ni to a total amount of Fe and Ni is 15 to 35 mass %. When an X-ray diffraction profile is measured in the cross section of the TiN-based sintered body, the diffraction peaks of TiN, Mo2C and Fe—Ni having an fcc structure are present, but the diffraction peaks of Fe—Ni having a bcc structure, a Fe3Mo3C phase, and a Fe3Mo3N phase are absent. The lattice constant of the TiN is 4.235 to 4.245 ?, and that of the Fe—Ni having an fcc structure is 3.58 to 3.62 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Kazutaka Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11339476
    Abstract: Examples of a substrate processing device include an annular distribution ring, a plurality of connection plates continued to the distribution ring and having non-uniform impedances, a shower plate electrically connected to the plurality of connection plates, and a stage provided below the shower plate so as to face the shower plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Naoto Tsuji, Ippei Yanagisawa, Miho Shimotori, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20220119944
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments herein, methods and apparatuses for flowable deposition of thin films are described. Some embodiments herein relate to cyclical processes for gap-fill in which deposition is followed by a thermal anneal and repeated. In some embodiments, the deposition and thermal anneal are carried out in separate station. In some embodiments second module is heated to a higher temperature than the first station. In some embodiments, the thermal anneal comprises RTA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya Yoshimoto, Takahiro Onuma, Makoto Igarashi, Yukihiro Mori, Hideaki Fukuda, Rene Henricus Jozef Vervuurt, Timothee Blanquart
  • Patent number: 11300580
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a turntable holding a substrate, an optical pickup driven in a direction perpendicular to a rotation axis of the turntable and configured to emit laser light to reaction regions and to receive reflected light from the respective reaction regions, an optical pickup drive circuit, and a controller. The reaction regions are formed at positions different from the center of the substrate. The center of the substrate is located on the rotation axis of the turntable. The optical pickup detects a reception level of the reflected light to generate a light reception level signal. The controller controls a turntable drive circuit to rotate the substrate, controls the optical pickup drive circuit to drive the optical pickup, and specifies the respective reaction regions in accordance with a positional information signal and the light reception level signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigehiko Iwama, Makoto Itonaga, Yuichi Hasegawa, Koji Tsujita, Masayuki Ono, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20220055118
    Abstract: A surface-coated TiN-based cermet cutting tool is a surface-coated TiN-based cermet cutting tool, in which a TiN-based cermet containing a TiN phase as a hard phase component is used as a body, and a hard coating layer including a titanium carbonitride layer and an aluminum oxide layer is formed on a surface, in which a linear expansion coefficient of the TiN-based cermet is set to 9.0×10?6 (/K) or more, a thermal conductivity is set to 30 (W/m·K) or more, and a residual compressive stress of the hard coating layer is set to 600 to 2,000 MPa, and particularly 600 to 2,000 MPa even in an as-deposited state by adjusting component composition and the like of the TiN-based cermet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Kazutaka Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20220036380
    Abstract: A customer information registration apparatus includes: a face data acquisition unit configured to acquire face data of a customer based on image data acquired by a camera of a shop, and temporarily store the acquired face data of the customer into a storage unit; an analysis unit configured to acquire ancillary information, which is information that does not identify an individual customer in a shooting site of the camera; a rejection information acquisition unit configured to acquire rejection information indicating that registration of the face data of the customer is not wanted; and a deletion unit configured to, in response to the rejection information acquired by the rejection information acquisition unit, delete the face data of the customer temporarily stored in the storage unit, and also delete information originating from the customer that is a deletion target from the ancillary information and update the ancillary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20220036379
    Abstract: A matching unit configured to match face data of a customer based on image data acquired by a camera in a shop against face data stored in a storage unit, a behavior information acquisition unit configured to acquire behavior information according to a behavior of the customer in the shop, and a condition determination unit configured to determine whether or not to store the face data into the storage unit based on the behavior information acquired by the behavior information acquisition unit in a case where the matching fails are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20220036359
    Abstract: A customer information registration apparatus includes: a matching unit configured to match face data of a customer based on image data acquired by a camera in a shop against face data stored in a storage unit; a storing unit configured to store face data which is not stored in the storage unit into the storage unit in a case where the matching by the matching unit fails; a behavior information acquisition unit configured to acquire behavior information according to a behavior in the shop of the customer; a condition determination unit configured to determine whether or not to delete the face data stored in the storage unit based on the behavior information acquired by the behavior information acquisition unit; and a deletion unit configured to delete the face data stored in the storage unit based on a result of the determination by the condition determination unit are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20210225643
    Abstract: Methods and systems for pretreating a surface prior to depositing silicon nitride on the surface are disclosed. Exemplary methods include pretreating the surface by exposing the surface to activated species formed from one or more gases comprising nitrogen and hydrogen. The step of pretreating can additionally include a step of exposing the surface to a gas comprising silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Aurélie Kuroda, Ryoko Zhang, Masaki Tokunaga, Ling-Chi Hwang, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20210102289
    Abstract: Examples of a substrate processing device include an annular distribution ring, a plurality of connection plates continued to the distribution ring and having non-uniform impedances, a shower plate electrically connected to the plurality of connection plates, and a stage provided below the shower plate so as to face the shower plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Naoto Tsuji, Ippei Yanagisawa, Miho Shimotori, Makoto Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10962531
    Abstract: A first sample solution including exosomes including first to third detection target substances is mixed with a first buffer solution including first nanoparticles including first binding substances which bind to the first detection target substances. The first detection target substances and the first binding substances are bound together, so as to form first complexes of the exosomes and the first nanoparticles. The first complexes are isolated from a mixed solution of the first sample solution and the first buffer solution. The second detection target substances and the second binding substances are bound together, so as to capture the first complexes on a substrate. The second binding substances are fixed onto the substrate. A second buffer solution including second nanoparticles including third binding substances which bind to the third detection target substances is reacted with the first complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Itonaga, Yuichi Hasegawa, Koji Tsujita, Masayuki Ono, Shigehiko Iwama, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20210052150
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes a light source apparatus to generate an illumination light including a first light in a red to near infrared region, a second light in a green region, and a third light in a blue region, an image pickup device to pick up an image of an object and output an image pickup signal, and a processor to generate a first to third color components corresponding to the first to third lights based on an image generated according to the image pickup signal. The processor generates two of three color components that are blue, green, and red included in an observation image by using a second color component, and generates one remaining color component by using a first color component, and generates respective color components of red, green, and blue included in a white light observation image by using the first to third color components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei KUBO, Makoto IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 10894396
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a multiple layer rubber strip including a first rubber strip and a second rubber strip, the device includes a first rubber extruder for extruding the first rubber strip, a second rubber extruder for extruding the second rubber strip, a first conveyor for conveying the first rubber strip extruded from the first extruder to a downstream side in a convey direction, and a second conveyor for conveying the second rubber strip extruded from the second extruder to a downstream side in the convey direction. The second conveyor is located upwardly of the first conveyor and has a downstream conveyor end which positions above a conveying surface of the first conveyor such that the second rubber strip delivered from the downstream conveyor end meets and overlaps the first rubber strip on the first conveyor at a joining location to form the single multiple layer rubber strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Onimatsu, Kaoru Kubota, Kazuya Suzuki, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20200397278
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes a light source apparatus configured to generate illumination light to irradiate an object, an image pickup device configured to pick up an image of the object to output an image pickup signal, and a processor configured to generate first color component data corresponding to first light having a center wavelength within a wavelength range where both respective light absorption coefficients in light absorption characteristics of oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin are low and second color component data corresponding to second light having a center wavelength in a blue region or a green region based on the image pickup signal, and assign the first color component data to two out of three channels including blue, green, and red channels of an image display apparatus and assign the second color component data to a remaining one of the three channels, to generate an observation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei KUBO, Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20200398348
    Abstract: Disclosed is a TiN-based sintered body and a cutting tool made of the TiN-based sintered body, which has 70 to 94 area % of a TiN phase, 1 to 25 area % of a Mo2C phase, and a remainder including a binder phase. The binder phase contains Fe and Ni whose total area ratio is 5 to 15 area %, and an amount of Ni to a total amount of Fe and Ni is 15 to 35 mass %. When an X-ray diffraction profile is measured in the cross section of the TiN-based sintered body, the diffraction peaks of TiN, Mo2C and Fe—Ni having an fcc structure are present, but the diffraction peaks of Fe—Ni having a bcc structure, a Fe3Mo3C phase, and a Fe3Mo3N phase are absent. The lattice constant of the TiN is 4.235 to 4.245 ?, and that of the Fe—Ni having an fcc structure is 3.58 to 3.62 ?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto IGARASHI, Kazutaka FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 10846537
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit that acquires information on a target included in an image; and a transmission unit that determines a transmission destination of the image or information on the image according to the information on the target and transmits the image or the information on the image to the determined transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Anami, Makoto Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10800118
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tire product comprising: a step of preparing a core-assembly 4 of a rigid core 2 and a rubber member 3 formed on the rigid core 2, wherein the rigid core 2 is attached to a spindle device 7, and the rubber member 3 is to be vulcanization-molded, and constitutes all or a portion of a green tire, a step of conveying the core-assembly 4 from the spindle device 7 into a mold 50, and a step of vulcanization-molding the rubber member 3 on the rigid core 2 in the mold 50. The conveying of the core-assembly includes obtaining the weight of the rubber member 3 included in the core-assembly 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Wako Iwamura, Kiyotaka Nishio, Makoto Igarashi, Makoto Sugiya