Patents by Inventor Masaki Kurokawa

Masaki Kurokawa 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: 12017261
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes: a processing container; a temperature sensor that detects a temperature therein; a gas supply unit that supplies a cleaning gas into the processing container; a pressure regulation unit that regulates a pressure in the processing container; and a control unit that controls the gas supply unit and the pressure regulation unit to perform a cleaning processing of removing a deposited film in the processing container. The control unit stores a vapor pressure curve in which the temperature in the processing container is associated with a vapor pressure of water in the processing container. In the cleaning processing, the control unit sets a target pressure below the vapor pressure curve based on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor and the vapor pressure curve, and controls the pressure regulation unit such that the pressure in the processing container becomes the target pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoya Hasegawa, Masaki Kurokawa, Masami Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20240086121
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to accept an instruction to generate a second account indicating access information for permitting access to a second storage area, which is different from a first account that indicates a registered user and indicates access information for permitting access to a first storage area, generate the second account in association with the registered first account, perform control such that setting information set for a first device is acquired and stored in the second storage area by using the second account in a case where a request indicating that the setting information is to be stored in the second storage area is accepted, perform control such that the setting information stored in the second storage area is acquired by using the second account from a second device different from the first device and is output to the second device, and perform control such that the setting information stored in the second storage area is moved to the first s
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Masaki Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20230124143
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes: a processing container; a temperature sensor that detects a temperature therein; a gas supply unit that supplies a cleaning gas into the processing container; a pressure regulation unit that regulates a pressure in the processing container; and a control unit that controls the gas supply unit and the pressure regulation unit to perform a cleaning processing of removing a deposited film in the processing container. The control unit stores a vapor pressure curve in which the temperature in the processing container is associated with a vapor pressure of water in the processing container. In the cleaning processing, the control unit sets a target pressure below the vapor pressure curve based on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor and the vapor pressure curve, and controls the pressure regulation unit such that the pressure in the processing container becomes the target pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoya HASEGAWA, Masaki KUROKAWA, Masami OIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11487482
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a unit that receives, on a group chat, an execution command to execute specific processing that requires entry of secret information from a first user belonging to the group chat including two or more users; an acquisition unit that acquires the secret information from a second user belonging to the group chat without letting a third user belonging to the group chat and different from the second user know the secret information; and a controller that performs control so that the specific processing based on the execution command is executed by using the secret information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masaki Kurokawa, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Yujiro Kobayashi, Mamoru Sasamae, Masaaki Takei, Kenji Yufu
  • Patent number: 11379210
    Abstract: A circuit board incorporable into an apparatus includes a substrate, a reception unit that is provided on the substrate and that wirelessly receives a function program for achieving a function, a storage unit that is provided on the substrate and to which a writing program for writing the function program received by the reception unit has been written in advance, a power supply provided on the substrate, and a power control unit that supplies power for receiving, with the reception unit, the function program and power for writing, on a basis of the writing program, the function program to the storage unit using the power supply without using an external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Masaaki Takei, Yujiro Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Mamoru Sasamae, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11330118
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory in which information on output devices corresponding to plural users participating in a group chat is stored; and a controller that, in a case where any one of the plural users gives a post indicative of an output command to output data on the group chat, performs control for outputting the data from output devices corresponding to one or more output destination users including a user who has not given the post indicative of the output command among the plural users in accordance with the information stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Obayashi, Masaki Kurokawa, Kenji Nomura, Mamoru Sasamae, Yujiro Kobayashi, Masaaki Takei, Kenji Yufu
  • Patent number: 11012380
    Abstract: A message communication apparatus includes an operating unit that activates a chat bot, the chat bot running in a messaging service in which users exchange a message, the chat bot exchanging a message with a user, a registration unit that registers the chat bot for each user, and a controller that, if a single first chat bot has been activated in a single chat room through operation of the operating unit by a first user, causes the first chat bot to execute, in response to a message from a second user different from the first user, a function of a second chat bot registered by the second user by using the registration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Sasamae, Kenji Nomura, Yujiro Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Yasukawa, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20200304446
    Abstract: A message communication apparatus includes an operating unit, and a controller. The operating unit activates a chat bot. The chat bot runs in a messaging service in which users exchange a message. The chat bot exchanges a message with a user. The controller causes, if the chat bot includes multiple chat bots activated through operation of the operating unit by multiple users, a chat bot activated by a specific user to respond to a message from the specific user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru SASAMAE, Kenji NOMURA, Yujiro KOBAYASHI, Kiyoshi YASUKAWA, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20200304437
    Abstract: A message communication apparatus includes an operating unit that activates a chat bot, the chat bot running in a messaging service in which users exchange a message, the chat bot exchanging a message with a user, a registration unit that registers the chat bot for each user, and a controller that, if a single first chat bot has been activated in a single chat room through operation of the operating unit by a first user, causes the first chat bot to execute, in response to a message from a second user different from the first user, a function of a second chat bot registered by the second user by using the registration unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru SASAMAE, Kenji NOMURA, Yujiro KOBAYASHI, Kiyoshi YASUKAWA, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Patent number: 10706246
    Abstract: An optical code reading process and a reading stability determining process are performed while suppressing an increase in the cost of a transfer system and avoiding a decrease in work efficiency. CCD performs imaging. Processor reads a one-dimensional code contained in image data taken by CCD, and outputs a signal when a reading process in which the number of reading successes related to the one-dimensional code reaches a determination reference value is completed. In addition, processor determines reading stability during a period from the first reading success to completion of the reading process and outputs predictive maintenance information (PMI) representing a determination result of reading stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Hirono, Satoshi Kawasaki, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20200099799
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory in which information on output devices corresponding to plural users participating in a group chat is stored; and a controller that, in a case where any one of the plural users gives a post indicative of an output command to output data on the group chat, performs control for outputting the data from output devices corresponding to one or more output destination users including a user who has not given the post indicative of the output command among the plural users in accordance with the information stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Masaki KUROKAWA, Kenji NOMURA, Mamoru SASAMAE, Yujiro KOBAYASHI, Masaaki TAKEI, Kenji YUFU
  • Publication number: 20200099637
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a unit that receives, on a group chat, an execution command to execute specific processing that requires entry of secret information from a first user belonging to the group chat including two or more users; an acquisition unit that acquires the secret information from a second user belonging to the group chat without letting a third user belonging to the group chat and different from the second user know the secret information; and a controller that performs control so that the specific processing based on the execution command is executed by using the secret information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki KUROKAWA, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Kenji NOMURA, Yujiro KOBAYASHI, Mamoru SASAMAE, Masaaki TAKEI, Kenji YUFU
  • Patent number: 10573491
    Abstract: To realize a multi-beam formation device that can stably machine a fine pattern using complementary lithography, provided is a device that deforms and deflects a beam, including an aperture layer having a first aperture that deforms and passes a beam incident thereto from a first surface side of the device and a deflection layer that passes and deflects the beam that has been passed by the aperture layer. The deflection layer includes a first electrode section having a first electrode facing a beam passing space in the deflection layer corresponding to the first aperture and a second electrode section having an extending portion that extends toward the beam passing space and is independent from an adjacent layer in the deflection layer and a second electrode facing the first electrode in a manner to sandwich the beam passing space between the first electrode and an end portion of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Yamada, Shinji Sugatani, Masaki Kurokawa, Masahiro Takizawa, Ryuma Iwashita
  • Publication number: 20200057624
    Abstract: A circuit board incorporable into an apparatus includes a substrate, a reception unit that is provided on the substrate and that wirelessly receives a function program for achieving a function, a storage unit that is provided on the substrate and to which a writing program for writing the function program received by the reception unit has been written in advance, a power supply provided on the substrate, and a power control unit that supplies power for receiving, with the reception unit, the function program and power for writing, on a basis of the writing program, the function program to the storage unit using the power supply without using an external power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki TAKEI, Yujiro KOBAYASHI, Nobuyuki OBAYASHI, Kenji NOMURA, Mamoru SASAMAE, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190347455
    Abstract: An optical code reading process and a reading stability determining process are performed while suppressing an increase in the cost of a transfer system and avoiding a decrease in work efficiency. CCD performs imaging. Processor reads a one-dimensional code contained in image data taken by CCD, and outputs a signal when a reading process in which the number of reading successes related to the one-dimensional code reaches a determination reference value is completed. In addition, processor determines reading stability during a period from the first reading success to completion of the reading process and outputs predictive maintenance information (PMI) representing a determination result of reading stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuaki HIRONO, Satoshi KAWASAKI, Masaki KUROKAWA
  • Patent number: 10419275
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sensing unit that senses occurrence of a predetermined fault through one of detection of the occurrence of the fault and prediction of the occurrence of the fault, and a notifying unit that, when the fault is sensed to have occurred by the sensing unit, identifies a user to be notified that the fault is sensed to have occurred from among multiple users registered in advance, and notifies an information processing terminal of the identified user that the fault has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ichimura, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Kenji Kogure, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10256074
    Abstract: To form a complex and fine pattern by combining optical exposure technology and charged particle beam exposure technology, provided is an exposure apparatus that radiates a charged particle beam at a position corresponding to a line pattern on a sample, including a beam generating section that generates a plurality of the charged particle beams at different irradiation positions in a width direction of the line pattern; a scanning control section that performs scanning with the irradiation positions of the charged particle beams along a longitudinal direction of the line pattern; a selecting section that selects at least one charged particle beam to irradiate the sample from among the plurality of charged particle beams, at a designated irradiation position in the longitudinal direction of the line pattern; and an irradiation control section that controls the at least one selected charged particle beam to irradiate the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akio Yamada, Shinji Sugatani, Masaki Kurokawa, Masahiro Seyama
  • Patent number: 10230870
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an authenticator, an estimator, and a controller. The authenticator uses authentication information received from a user to authenticate and determine whether or not the user is a person allowed to execute plural functions related to images. If the authenticator authenticates the user as a registered user allowed to execute the plural functions, the estimator uses history information recording information related to the execution of the plural functions to estimate a function to be executed by the user from among the plural functions. The controller controls related parts used to execute the function estimated by the estimator so that the related parts start preparing for operation before the user issues an instruction to execute some kind of function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kogure, Nobuyuki Obayashi, Kenji Nomura, Takeshi Ichimura, Masaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10083813
    Abstract: A multicolumn charged particle beam exposure apparatus includes a plurality of column cells which generate charged particle beams, and the column cell includes a yoke which is made of a magnetic material and generates a magnetic field of a predetermined intensity distribution around an optical axis of the column, and a coil which is wound around the yoke. The coil includes a plurality of divided windings, which are driven by different power sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Kurokawa, Takamasa Sato, Shinichi Kojima, Akio Yamada
  • Publication number: 20180067402
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus including a plurality of column units to generate a plurality of charged particle beams arrayed in a first direction, a column control unit to separately control irradiation timings of the charged particle beams, a converting unit to convert design data describing an arrangement coordinate of device patterns as a base into exposure data including second data which is divided into belt-like regions having a width of one charged particle beam and extending in a second direction, and first data which specifies the second data based on a position of the first direction, a first storing unit to store the exposure data, and a distributing unit to distribute each of the column units by reconfiguring the exposure data in accordance with an exposure order, and a method of creating exposure data structure and beam control data for such an exposure apparatus are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Akio YAMADA, Tatsuro OKAWA, Masaki KUROKAWA