Patents by Inventor Makoto Yamazaki

Makoto Yamazaki 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: 20210012999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for analyzing the energy of backscattered electrons generated from a specimen. The apparatus includes: an electron beam source (101) for generating a primary electron beam; an electron optical system (102, 105, 112) configured to direct the primary electron beam to a specimen while focusing and deflecting the primary electron beam; and an energy analyzing system configured to detect an energy spectrum of backscattered electrons emitted from the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto KATO, Sumio SASAKI, Yukihiro TANAKA, Yuichiro YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10889098
    Abstract: A method for generating control data is a method for generating control data for manufacturing a product having a designated shape using an additive manufacturing technology. The control data includes a path of a nozzle for supplying a material. The method for generating the control data includes: determining a cutting path for cutting the designated shape by a tool; and determining the path of the nozzle by reproducing the cutting path temporally reversely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamazaki, David Carter, Makoto Fujishima, Yohei Oda
  • Publication number: 20200409610
    Abstract: A memory system includes a first nonvolatile memory, a first processor, and a second processor. The first processor sets a first assignment amount. The second processor performs access to the first nonvolatile memory, calculates a consumed amount which is an amount according to an operation time of the first nonvolatile memory in the access, and transmits a notification to the first processor when the consumed amount reaches the first assignment amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro MIOMO, Prashob Ramachandran NAIR, Hajime YAMAZAKI, Makoto DOMON, Yasunori NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 10851722
    Abstract: Both an improvement in detection accuracy of a valve opening position of a blocking valve and a reduction in time required for learning of the valve opening position are achieved. An evaporated fuel processing apparatus is provided with a learning device configured to learn the valve opening position of the blocking valve. The learning device learns the valve opening position (i) by stepwisely increasing a stroke amount by rotating a stepping motor by two steps at each time in a valve opening direction and (ii) by determining whether a difference between the stroke amount at present and the stroke amount corresponding to the valve opening position is one step of rotation of the stepping motor, or two steps, on the basis of pressure fluctuation on the canister side of the blocking valve associated with the rotation of the stepping motor when the blocking valve is opened, when learning the valve opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10801463
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes an anisotropic thermal conductivity member (37, 51) provided on a wall surface defining a cylinder or a wall surface of a cooling water passage on a side of the cylinder, a thermal conductivity of the anisotropic thermal conductivity member in an axial direction of the cylinder being higher than a thermal conductivity of the anisotropic thermal conductivity member in a radial direction of the cylinder, and a thermally insulating member (38. 52) provided on an outer surface of the anisotropic thermal conductivity member with respect to the radial direction of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamura, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Noriyuki Takegata, Hisao Uozumi, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10805548
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, an imaging apparatus, and a signal processing method capable of reliably imaging a blinking imaging target in a scene having a very large difference in brightness. By detecting a difference between a plurality of images captured with different exposure times, calculating a combination coefficient indicating a combination ratio between the plurality of images on the basis of the difference, and combining the plurality of images on the basis of the combination coefficient, it is possible to reliably image a blinking imaging target in a scene having a very large difference in brightness. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a camera unit that captures an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Koizumi, Masakatsu Fujimoto, Ikko Okamoto, Daiki Yamazaki, Yasushi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10802752
    Abstract: A memory system includes a first nonvolatile memory, a first processor, and a second processor. The first processor sets a first assignment amount. The second processor performs access to the first nonvolatile memory, calculates a consumed amount which is an amount according to an operation time of the first nonvolatile memory in the access, and transmits a notification to the first processor when the consumed amount reaches the first assignment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Miomo, Prashob Ramachandran Nair, Hajime Yamazaki, Makoto Domon, Yasunori Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200305342
    Abstract: A lawn mower includes: a rotation shaft coupled to a power source and extending in an approximately vertical direction a blade configured to rotate integrally with the rotation shaft and a housing having a downward opening and accommodating the blade such that the blade is rotatable; and a maintenance tool provided on the housing, the maintenance tool being contactable with the blade from the above. A cutting portion of the blade is capable of moving between a maintenance position at which the cutting portion is contactable with the maintenance tool and an operating position at which the cutting portion mows a lawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime YOSHIMURA, Nobuo YAMAZAKI, Kenta KOHIGASHI, Ryota HISADA, Makoto UCHIMI
  • Publication number: 20200305349
    Abstract: A lawn mower includes a cutter blade that cuts grass; a body portion including a housing containing the cutter blade, and a grass clippings discharge passage that discharge grass clippings cut by the cutter blade from the housing; a grass clippings container detachably attached to the body portion, and a slide device. The grass clippings discharge passage includes an upstream opening connected to the housing, and a downstream opening for ejecting grass clippings to outside of the body portion. The grass clippings container includes an opening opened toward the body portion and connected to the body portion, an end surface facing the opening, and a side surface extending from the opening to the end surface. The slide device adjusts a distance between the downstream opening of the grass clippings discharge passage and the end surface of the grass clipping container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta KOHIGASHI, Nobuo YAMAZAKI, Hajime YOSHIMURA, Makoto UCHIMI, Ryota HISADA
  • Publication number: 20200305344
    Abstract: A lawn mower includes a cutter blade that cuts grass, a body portion including a housing containing the cutter blade, and a grass clippings discharge passage that discharges grass clippings cut by the cutler blade from the housing, a grass clippings container that contain grass clippings, and an opening degree adjust valve. The grass clippings discharge passage includes an upstream opening connected to the housing, and a downstream opening for ejecting grass clippings to outside of the body portion. The opening degree adjust valve is provided at the downstream opening of the grass clippings discharge passage and adjusts an opening degree of the downstream opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto UCHIMI, Nobuo YAMAZAKI, Hajime YOSHIMURA, Kenta KOHIGASHI, Ryota HISADA
  • Publication number: 20200269680
    Abstract: A refueling control system for an internal combustion engine includes a fuel tank; a vapor pipe; a step motor-driven shut-off valve; a fuel filler lid; and an electronic control unit configured to, when the fuel filler lid is to be opened, i) drive the shut-off valve such that the shut-off valve is opened, ii) close the fuel filler lid when an opening degree of the shut-off valve is less than a set opening degree, and iii) open the fuel filler lid when the opening degree of the shut-off valve is greater than or equal to the set opening degree. The electronic control unit sets the set opening degree such that the set opening degree when an opening speed of the shut-off valve is low is greater than the set opening degree when the opening speed of the shut-off valve is high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita FUKUI, Makoto YAMAZAKI, Yoshikazu MIYABE
  • Patent number: 10741443
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer above a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The co-catalyst layer and catalyst layer have fcc structure. The fcc structure is formed such that (111) face of the fcc structure is to be oriented parallel to the surface of the semiconductor substrate. The catalyst includes a portion which contacts the co-catalyst layer. The portion has the fcc structure. An exposed surface of the catalyst layer is planarized by oxidation and reduction treatments. A graphene layer is formed on the catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Kitamura, Atsuko Sakata, Makoto Wada, Yuichi Yamazaki, Masayuki Katagiri, Akihiro Kajita, Tadashi Sakai, Naoshi Sakuma, Ichiro Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20200233259
    Abstract: In a display unit, a display cell and a backlight device are provided in a bracket. A support member is arranged on the side of a display screen of the display unit, and the support member is provided with a support piece that can be elastically deformed in a front-rear direction. The front panel is bonded to the bracket of the display unit by a first adhesive layer and is bonded to the support piece by a second adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamazaki, Takahiro Akamura
  • Patent number: 10718280
    Abstract: A vaporized fuel treatment device includes a sealing valve disposed in a vapor passage between a fuel tank and a canister and is configured to include a valve element moves forward and backward in an axial direction to a valve seat, a cut-off valve configured to cut off a communication between the canister and an atmosphere, a tank internal pressure sensor detects an internal pressure of the fuel tank, and a canister internal pressure sensor that detects an internal pressure of the canister, a controller programmed to change an axial distance between the valve element and the valve seat in a state where the cut-off valve cuts off the communication between the canister and the atmosphere and to learn a valve opening start position of the sealing valve based on changes in the internal pressures of the fuel tank and the canister depending on a change in the axial distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Patent number: 10682882
    Abstract: An airless tire includes a cylindrical tread ring having a ground contact surface, a hub disposed radially inward of the tread ring and a plurality of spokes each connecting the tread ring to the hub. The hub includes a disk portion to be fixed to an axle and a cylindrical portion extending in an axial direction of the tire from a radially outer portion of the disk portion. The cylindrical portion includes a radially inner surface being provided with a circumferentially extending projection protruding radially inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wako Iwamura, Makoto Sugiya, Nobuo Kambara, Mikio Kashiwai, Haruo Fukuta, Shunsuke Uchiyama, Shoushuu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10631720
    Abstract: A biological observation system includes: a light source apparatus configured to supply a first illuminating light, and a second illuminating light, while switching between the first illuminating light and the second illuminating light; an image pickup device configured to receive light from an object at each of a plurality of pixels having different sensitivities, and picks up an image; a color separation processing portion configured to separate, from respective color components, a color component obtained when an image of light of a predetermined wavelength band is picked up by a pixel having the greatest sensitivity to the light in the predetermined wavelength band; and a control portion configured to cause different processing to be performed between a case where an inputted image pickup signal corresponds to the first illuminating light and a case where an inputted image pickup signal corresponds to the second illuminating light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Kenji Yamazaki, Kotaro Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10612495
    Abstract: An evaporated fuel treating device includes: a canister configured to adsorb evaporated fuel generated in a fuel tank through a vapor passage; a blocking valve configured to close and open the vapor passage, the blocking valve having a stepping motor as a drive source; and a controller configured to operate the blocking valve by controlling electric power that is supplied from a predetermined power supply to the blocking valve. The controller is configured, when there is a request to drive the blocking valve, to operate the blocking valve by controlling the electric power such that when a voltage that is supplied from the power supply to the blocking valve is less than a predetermined value, a driving period which is an interval between pulses that are supplied to the stepping motor becomes long compared to when the voltage is equal to or higher than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Fukui, Makoto Yamazaki, Yoshikazu Miyabe
  • Publication number: 20200105501
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to correct an aberration or a defocus of an electron beam for irradiation, and control an influence on a deflector by a fluctuation in an electric field of an electrostatic lens. The invention provides a charged particle beam apparatus including a deflector that deflects a charged particle beam with which a specimen is irradiated, an objective lens that focuses the charged particle beam on the specimen, an electrostatic lens that includes a part of the objective lens and to which a voltage for correcting the aberration or the defocus of the charged particle beam is applied, and an constant electric field applying electrode that is provided between the deflector and the electrostatic lens and to which a constant voltage having a same sign with the voltage applied to the electrostatic lens is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Noritsugu Takahashi, Makoto Sakakibara, Makoto Suzuki, Minoru Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10604653
    Abstract: Disclosed is an active energy ray curable hot melt silicone composition that is non-flowable at 25° C. and has a viscosity of 1,000 Pa·s or less at 100° C. The active energy ray curable hot melt silicone composition comprises: (A) a mixture of (A1) an organopolysiloxane having an aliphatic unsaturated bond-containing organic group and (A2) an organopolysiloxane optionally having an aliphatic unsaturated bond-containing organic group, (B) a compound having at least two mercapto groups in a molecule, and (C) a photoradical initiator. A cured product and a method of making a film are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Toray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Dogen, Haruna Yamazaki, Shin Yoshida, Makoto Yoshitake
  • Publication number: 20200080846
    Abstract: A docking control device includes a memory storing docking information including information on a docking position of a ship and information on an azimuth in which the ship is anchored at the docking position; and a processor, including hardware, performing control related to a docking operation of the ship on a basis of the docking information stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi YAMAZAKI, Naoyuki TSUZUKI, Makoto IWATSUKI