Patents by Inventor Makoto Tabata

Makoto Tabata 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: 6836863
    Abstract: A memory block is subject to an erasure operation by a batch operation. Subsequently, a read-out test is conducted upon the memory block to count the number of unerased memory cells. If the count FN is equal to or greater than a given number TF, a plurality of erasure operations are conducted consecutively next. If FN<TF, a single erasure operation is conducted next, subsequently followed by a read-out test. The erasure operations and the read-out tests are repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Advantest Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Noboru Okino
  • Publication number: 20040233968
    Abstract: A first thermistor 8 and a second thermistor 9 are arranged forwardly and rearwardly of a thermopile sensor 5. A thermopile chip 55 is arranged and interposed between the first thermistor 8 and an integrated thermistor 57. A sensor cover is mounted in contact with front and side portions of a can portion 59 of a thermopile casing 56. A temperature or a radiant quantity of infrared rays on the front portion of the can portion is estimated from a temperature change of the integrated thermistor per second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Hiroyuki Ota, Yoshihide Onishi, Yoshihiko Ogura, Tetsuya Sato, Taiga Sato
  • Publication number: 20040228386
    Abstract: A first thermistor 8 and a second thermistor 9 are arranged forwardly and rearwardly of a thermopile sensor 5. A thermopile chip 55 is arranged and interposed between the first thermistor 8 and an integrated thermistor 57. A sensor cover is mounted in contact with front and side portions of a can portion 59 of a thermopile casing 56. A temperature or a radiant quantity of infrared rays on the front portion of the can portion is estimated from a temperature change of the integrated thermistor per second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Hiroyuki Ota, Yoshihide Onishi, Toshihiko Ogura, Tatsuya Sato, Taiga Sato
  • Publication number: 20040188546
    Abstract: A liquid atomizer includes a main body and an ampoule holder detachably attached to the main body for holding ampoules in an annular formation. The main body has an atomizing part for atomizing the liquid discharged from outlets of the ampoules. The outlet of each of these ampoules can be disposed proximal to the atomizing part by moving the ampoules around the annular formation. Positioning devices are between the main body and the ampoule holder for positioning the ampoule holder properly with respect to the main body. The ampoule holder holds the ampoules such that each of the ampoules can move between an advanced position and a retracted position. The outlet of each ampoule moves into the atomizing part when the ampoule moves to the advanced position. The ampoule holder is able to undergo a rotary motion with respect to the main body when each of the ampoules is at the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: OMRON Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Kei Asai, Shinichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20040188458
    Abstract: An ampoule for containing a specified amount of liquid inside to be used for a liquid atomizer has a tubular main body having an open front part including an outlet at one end and an open back part at an opposite end. A piston is inserted into the main body from the open front part in an airtight manner and is slidable axially inside the main body. Another piston is inserted into the main body from the open back part in an airtight manner so as to be slidable axially inside the main body. The two pistons form a reservoir in between for storing a liquid. The forwardly located piston has a weakened part on the side that faces the reservoir. As a sharp member extending from the other piston penetrates this weakened, the reservoir and the outlet become connected and the liquid inside the reservoir is discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: OMRON Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Kei Asai, Shinichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20040031488
    Abstract: A secondary reservoir (16) is filled with a liquid medicine by a fixed amount via a liquid transfer path (18) from a primary reservoir (10) for storing the liquid medicine to be nebulized. When a liquid supply button (40) is slid to left, an operating rod (42) pushes a piston (20) and power supply switch turns on. As piston (20) moves to left, the liquid medicine in secondary reservoir (16) is pushed, thereby moving a valve (22) to left and opening a liquid transfer path (24). Then, a nebulizing part is supplied with the fixed amount of liquid medicine from secondary reservoir (16), and thus performs nebulization. Thus, a liquid nebulizing apparatus is attained, in which a constant amount of liquid is transferred to the nebulizing part to stabilize the nebulization, and in which such a function is realized at low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Takao Terada, Kei Asai, Masato Arai, Jutaro Nishimura, Makoto Tabata, Shinya Tanaka, Shinichi Itoh
  • Publication number: 20040022297
    Abstract: A first thermistor 8 and a second thermistor 9 are arranged forwardly and rearwardly of a thermopile sensor 5. A thermopile chip 55 is arranged and interposed between the first thermistor 8 and an integrated thermistor 57. A sensor cover is mounted in contact with front and side portions of a can portion 59 of a thermopile casing 56. A temperature or a radiant quantity of infrared rays on the front portion of the can portion is estimated from a temperature change of the integrated thermistor per second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Hiroyuki Tabata, Yoshihide Onishi, Toshihiko Ogura, Tatsuya Sato, Taiga Sato
  • Patent number: 6612735
    Abstract: An infrared ray clinical thermometer enhanced in fitted probe cover stability is provided with a simple structure. A mechanism for detecting the presence or absence of a fitted probe cover is provided near the root of a probe, and is mainly composed of a slide member as a movable part, a spring as thrusting means for thrusting the slide member, and a switch for making contact with and departing from the slide member. The slide member is movable disposed in a direction nearly perpendicular to the detaching direction of the probe cover, that is, from the inner side to the outer side, and from the outer side to the inner side of the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Tomioka, Makoto Tabata, Hiroyuki Ota
  • Publication number: 20030056789
    Abstract: An inhaler has a tubular case defining inside a flow route for medicament. A capsule containing the medicament serving as its source is on the upstream side and a mouthpiece is on the opposite downstream side. A rotor with a convex surface on the upstream side is rotatably placed in the flow route inside the tubular case. A motor rotates the rotor when a patient breathes in the medicament such that a shearing force will operate on the medicament particles and the medicament is separated from lactose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takano, Kei Asai, Makoto Tabata
  • Patent number: 6513970
    Abstract: An infrared sensor 20 is held in a housing 10 by a sensor holder 28 made of synthetic resin. A waveguide 30 for guiding infrared radiation, which is emitted from a target, to the infrared sensor 20 is supported by waveguide holders 31, 32 made of synthetic resin (or metal). An air layer (insulative layer, gap) 34 resides between an inner end (terminal end) 30b of the waveguide 30 and the infrared sensor 20. A probe 40 made of synthetic resin surrounding an externally protruding portion of the waveguide 30 is provided. An air layer (insulating layer, gap) 33 resides between the tip of the probe 40 and a tip (outer end) 30a of the waveguide 30. The tip of the waveguide 30 is covered by a cap 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Tetsuya Sato, Hiroyuki Ota, Shigeru Tomioka
  • Publication number: 20020186746
    Abstract: An infrared ray clinical thermometer enhanced in fitted probe cover stability is provided with a simple structure. A mechanism for detecting the presence or absence of a fitted probe cover is provided near the root of a probe, and is mainly composed of a slide member as a movable part, a spring as thrusting means for thrusting the slide member, and a switch for making contact with and departing from the slide member. The slide member is movable disposed in a direction nearly perpendicular to the detaching direction of the probe cover, that is, from the inner side to the outer side, and from the outer side to the inner side of the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Tomioka, Makoto Tabata, Hiroyuki Ota
  • Publication number: 20020176478
    Abstract: A trunk section 11 constituted by a rigid member and a thin film section 12 having infrared permeability can be obtained by integral moulding using the same resin material, and the outer peripheral surface of the trunk section 11 and the outer peripheral surface of the thin film section 12 are formed such that the outer peripheral surfaces are smoothly connected to each other. The connection portion therebetween is free from a step or a seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventor: Makoto Tabata
  • Publication number: 20020054528
    Abstract: A testing method which reduces a testing time for a flash memory is proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Noboru Okino
  • Patent number: 6336742
    Abstract: This invention relates to an infrared clinical thermometer having a probe projecting forward from the main thermometer body. The probe is designed to be inserted into an ear canal and detect infrared radiation from a human eardrum in order to measure body temperature. A measurement start switch is located on the upper portion of the rear side of the thermometer main body, substantially in line with the probe. When the measurement start switch is pressed, the probe does not rotate or tilt, allowing a accurate temperature measurement to be obtained. The thermometer also has a display which shows the measurement results after the operation of the measurement start switch. The display is located on the upper portion of the rear side of the main body, so that it can be clearly seen as the thermometer is held by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Fukura, Makoto Tabata
  • Publication number: 20010021218
    Abstract: This invention relates to an infrared clinical thermometer having a probe projecting forward from the main thermometer body. The probe is designed to be inserted into an car canal and detect infrared radiation from a human eardrum in order to measure body temperature. A measurement start switch is located on the upper portion of the rear side of the thermometer main body, substantially in line with the probe. When the measurement start switch is pressed, the probe does not rotate or tilt, allowing a accurate temperature measurement to be obtained. The thermometer also has a display which shows the measurement results after the operation of the measurement start switch. The display is located on the upper portion of the rear side of the main body, so that it can be clearly seen as the thermometer is held by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventors: MASASHI FUKURA, MAKOTO TABATA
  • Patent number: 6154862
    Abstract: In a failure analysis memory for memory testing apparatus which has a failure data storage part composed of a failure data memory and a first memory control part and a mask data storage part composed of a mask data memory and a second memory control part, when the logical comparison result by the testing apparatus is a failure in the test mode, the first memory control part effects control to generate write enable data and write failure data in the failure data memory at the corresponding address and, in the remove mode, effects control to read out failure data from the failure data memory and provide it to the mask data storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Advantest Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Shinya Sato
  • Patent number: 5989200
    Abstract: Total consumed calories are indicated in an upper portion of a display. A life activity intensity of each of the past seven days and an average life activity intensity over the same period are indicated by a bar graph in a lower portion of the display. The life activity intensity is classified into rank I (light), rank II (medium), and rank III (a little heavy). A total exercise amount (i.e., total consumed calories) and a life activity intensity are calculated and automatically displayed at the end of a day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Yoshimura, Maki Hasegawa, Tsukasa Hatakenaka, Makoto Tabata, Tsutomu Yamasawa, Masaaki Takenaka, Tomoo Watanabe, Kazuyuki Morita
  • Patent number: 5788655
    Abstract: Total consumed calories are indicated in an upper portion of a display. A life activity intensity of each of the past seven days and an average life activity intensity over the same period are indicated by a bar graph in a lower portion of the display. The life activity intensity is classified into rank I (light), rank II (medium), and rank III (a little heavy). A total exercise amount (i.e., total consumed calories) and a life activity intensity are calculated and automatically displayed at the end of a day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Yoshimura, Maki Hasegawa, Tsukasa Hatakenaka, Makoto Tabata, Tsutomu Yamasawa, Masaaki Takenaka, Tomoo Watanabe, Kazuyuki Morita
  • Patent number: 5136817
    Abstract: An automatic lapping apparatus for lapping a piezoelectric material has upper and lower lapping plates, and a carrier disposed between the plates, for holding a piezoelectric material so that it is sandwiched between the plates. The carrier is rotatable to lap the piezoelectric material parallel to the lapping surfaces of the plates while supplying a lapping slurry therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Tabata, Hiroshi Takezawa