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: 11978068
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20240060174
    Abstract: Methods and systems of forming material within a recess are disclosed. Exemplary methods include forming a flowable material at a first temperature (T1) within a reaction chamber, the flowable material forming deposited material within the recess, treating the deposited material to form treated material, and heating the substrate including the treated material at a second temperature (T2) to remove a portion of the deposited material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Shinya Yoshimoto, Jhoelle Roche Guhit, Ling Chi Hwang
  • Publication number: 20240005326
    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 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto IGARASHI
  • Patent number: 11850728
    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: October 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kawase, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20230399745
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments herein, methods and apparatuses for flowable deposition of thin films are described. Some embodiments relate to cyclical processes for gap-fill in which deposition is followed by a microwave plasma curing treatment and repeated. In some embodiments, the deposition and microwave plasma curing treatment are carried out in separate stations. In some embodiments, a second station is heated to a higher temperature than a first station. In some embodiments, a separate module is used for high temperature curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Shinya Yoshimoto, Makoto Igarashi, Ranjit Borude
  • Patent number: 11830002
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20230376956
    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 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20230368205
    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: July 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20230329522
    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: June 22, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei KUBO, Makoto IGARASHI
  • Publication number: 20230335392
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments herein, methods and apparatuses for flowable deposition of thin films are described. Some embodiments relate to cyclical processors for gap-fill in which deposition is followed by a thermal anneal and ultraviolet treatment and repeated. In some embodiments, the deposition, thermal anneal, and ultraviolet treatment are carried out in separate stations. In some embodiments, a second station is heated to a higher temperature than a first station. In some embodiments, a separate module is used for curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Shinya Yoshimoto, Jhoelle Roche Guhit, Makoto Igarashi, Hideaki Fukuda, Aurelie Kuroda, Timothee Blanquart, Takahiro Onuma
  • Publication number: 20230304144
    Abstract: A film formation device having a high operation rate is provided. The film formation device includes: a film formation chamber (2) in which at least a film formation material (M) and a film formation target (S) are provided, wherein the film formation chamber (2) can be set to a predetermined film formation atmosphere; a hearth liner (23) provided inside the film formation chamber (2) to accommodate the film formation material (M); a heating source (24) provided inside the film formation chamber (2) to heat the film formation material (M) accommodated in the hearth liner (23); and a material supply chamber (3) having a material-filled unit (35) that is filled with the film formation material (M) to supply to the hearth liner (23). The material supply chamber (3) is connected to the film formation chamber (2) via a communication path (36) having a gate valve (37) and can be set to a predetermined pressure atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Makoto IGARASHI, Suguru SAITO, Yuya NONAKA
  • Publication number: 20230298885
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for at least partially filling recesses comprised in a substrate with a gap filling fluid. The gap filling fluid comprises a Si—N bond. The methods comprise exposing the substrate to a nitrogen and hydrogen-containing gas on the one hand and to vacuum ultraviolet light on the other hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Ranjit Borude, Shinya Yoshimoto, Makoto Igarashi, Jhoelle Roche Guhit, Pamarti Viswanath
  • Patent number: 11723513
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Kubo, Makoto Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20230167544
    Abstract: A method and system for forming a conformal silicon carbon nitride layer overlying a gap on a surface of a substrate are disclosed. Exemplary methods include forming conformal silicon carbon nitride material within the gap and treating the conformal silicon carbon nitride material to form treated silicon carbon nitride material. The deposition time is relatively short to mitigate flow of the conformal silicon carbon nitride material within the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Ling Chi Hwang, Makoto Igarashi, Aurelie Kuroda
  • Publication number: 20230025776
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki KAWASE, Makoto IGARASHI
  • 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