Patents by Inventor Masamichi Fujiwara

Masamichi Fujiwara 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: 20220130468
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a semiconductor memory and a controller. The semiconductor memory includes first to fourth word lines and first to fourth memory cells. The controller is configured to issue first and second instructions. The controller is further configured to execute a first operation to obtain a first read voltage based on a threshold distribution of the first memory cell, and a second operation to read data from the second memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa TOKUTOMI, Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Marie TAKADA, Shohei ASAMI, Masamichi FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 11222703
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a semiconductor memory and a controller. The semiconductor memory includes first to fourth word lines and first to fourth memory cells. The controller is configured to issue first and second instructions. The controller is further configured to execute a first operation to obtain a first read voltage based on a threshold distribution of the first memory cell, and a second operation to read data from the second memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa Tokutomi, Masanobu Shirakawa, Marie Takada, Shohei Asami, Masamichi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20210399809
    Abstract: Upon receipt of a coherent optical signal that includes a training signal generated using a code sequence constituted by multi-value phase modulation symbols, in which a deviation angle of a vector average of a one-symbol delay differential component of a signal generated on the basis of the code sequence has a prescribed angle and a modulation phase difference between adjacent symbols has a fixed, repeated pattern, a reception training signal corresponding to a training code sequence for frequency offset estimation is detected within a reception signal acquired by converting the received coherent optical signal into an electric signal, a plurality of delay differential components are calculated on the basis of the detected reception training signal and at least two delay signals of the reception training signal, each delay signal having a different number of delay symbols, and an averaged frequency offset amount is calculated using the calculated plurality of delay differential components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo IGARASHI, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Takuya KANAI
  • Publication number: 20210336706
    Abstract: An ADC (12) in an optical receiver (1) generates a sample signal composed of time series samples by oversampling a received signal that is an electrical signal converted from an optical signal by a light receiving unit (11). A symbol timing detection unit (132) of a DSP unit (13) detects a symbol timing in the sample signal. When it is determined that a symbol timing is appearing at a longer interval than a predetermined interval based on this detection result, a symbol timing adjusting unit (133) skips one or more samples included in the sample signal to read out samples at the predetermined interval, while when it is determined that the symbol timing is appearing at a shorter interval than the predetermined interval, the symbol timing adjusting unit inserts the same samples as one or more samples included in the sample signal immediately after the one or more samples to read out the samples at the predetermined interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko IIYAMA, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20210258075
    Abstract: A signal processing device included in an optical reception device configured to receive a burst optical signal transmitted by one of a plurality of optical transmission devices, includes a symbol timing detecting unit configured to detect a symbol timing based on sample signals obtained by oversampling the burst optical signal converted into an electric signal with a sampling rate higher than a symbol rate, an adaptive equalization filter unit configured to perform an equalization process on the sample signals, and a timing matching unit configured to match timing such that, when the adaptive equalization filter unit takes in the sample signals, one of the taken-in sample signals corresponding to the symbol timing is given to a tap of which a tap coefficient has a maximum value among taps included in the adaptive equalization filter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriko IIYAMA, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Junichi KANI
  • Publication number: 20210165713
    Abstract: In general, according to an embodiment, a memory system includes a memory device including a memory cell; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive first data from the memory cell in a first data reading; receive second data from the memory cell in a second data reading that is different from the first data reading; convert a first value that is based on the first data and the second data, to a second value in accordance with a first relationship; and convert the first value to a third value in accordance with a second relationship that is different from the first relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa TOKUTOMI, Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Marie TAKADA, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Kazumasa YAMAMOTO, Naoaki KOKUBUN, Tatsuro HITOMI, Hironori UCHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 11008084
    Abstract: A hybrid type vessel propulsion apparatus includes an engine, an electric motor, a propeller shaft that rotates together with a propeller, a first transmission path, a second transmission path, and a third transmission path. The first transmission path transmits power of the engine to the propeller shaft. The second transmission path transmits power of the electric motor to the propeller shaft without transmitting the power through the first transmission path. The third transmission path transmits a portion of the power of the engine, which has been transmitted from the first transmission path to the propeller shaft, to the electric motor in order for the electric motor to generate electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Takayoshi Suzuki, Masamichi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20210110875
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a semiconductor memory and a controller. The semiconductor memory includes first to fourth word lines and first to fourth memory cells. The controller is configured to issue first and second instructions. The controller is further configured to execute a first operation to obtain a first read voltage based on a threshold distribution of the first memory cell, and a second operation to read data from the second memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TOKUTOMI, Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Marie TAKADA, Shohei ASAMI, Masamichi FUJIWARA
  • Patent number: 10956264
    Abstract: In general, according to an embodiment, a memory system includes a memory device including a memory cell; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive first data from the memory cell in a first data reading; receive second data from the memory cell in a second data reading that is different from the first data reading; convert a first value that is based on the first data and the second data, to a second value in accordance with a first relationship; and convert the first value to a third value in accordance with a second relationship that is different from the first relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Tokutomi, Masanobu Shirakawa, Marie Takada, Masamichi Fujiwara, Kazumasa Yamamoto, Naoaki Kokubun, Tatsuro Hitomi, Hironori Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 10910067
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a semiconductor memory and a controller. The semiconductor memory includes first to fourth word lines and first to fourth memory cells. The controller is configured to issue first and second instructions. The controller is further configured to execute a first operation to obtain a first read voltage based on a threshold distribution of the first memory cell, and a second operation to read data from the second memory cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa Tokutomi, Masanobu Shirakawa, Marie Takada, Shohei Asami, Masamichi Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20200075106
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a semiconductor memory and a controller. The semiconductor memory includes first to fourth word lines and first to fourth memory cells. The controller is configured to issue first and second instructions. The controller is further configured to execute a first operation to obtain a first read voltage based on a threshold distribution of the first memory cell, and a second operation to read data from the second memory cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa TOKUTOMI, Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Marie TAKADA, Shohei ASAMI, Masamichi FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20200062362
    Abstract: A hybrid type vessel propulsion apparatus includes an engine, an electric motor, a propeller shaft that rotates together with a propeller, a first transmission path, a second transmission path, and a third transmission path. The first transmission path transmits power of the engine to the propeller shaft. The second transmission path transmits power of the electric motor to the propeller shaft without transmitting the power through the first transmission path. The third transmission path transmits a portion of the power of the engine, which has been transmitted from the first transmission path to the propeller shaft, to the electric motor in order for the electric motor to generate electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Daisuke NAKAMURA, Takayoshi SUZUKI, Masamichi FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20190377636
    Abstract: In general, according to an embodiment, a memory system includes a memory device including a memory cell; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive first data from the memory cell in a first data reading; receive second data from the memory cell in a second data reading that is different from the first data reading; convert a first value that is based on the first data and the second data, to a second value in accordance with a first relationship; and convert the first value to a third value in accordance with a second relationship that is different from the first relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa TOKUTOMI, Masanobu SHIRAKAWA, Marie TAKADA, Masamichi FUJIWARA, Kazumasa YAMAMOTO, Naoaki KOKUBUN, Tatsuro HITOMI, Hironori UCHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10430275
    Abstract: In general, according to an embodiment, a memory system includes a memory device including a memory cell; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive first data from the memory cell in a first data reading; receive second data from the memory cell in a second data reading that is different from the first data reading; convert a first value that is based on the first data and the second data, to a second value in accordance with a first relationship; and convert the first value to a third value in accordance with a second relationship that is different from the first relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Tokutomi, Masanobu Shirakawa, Marie Takada, Masamichi Fujiwara, Kazumasa Yamamoto, Naoaki Kokubun, Tatsuro Hitomi, Hironori Uchikawa
  • Publication number: 20190087264
    Abstract: In general, according to an embodiment, a memory system includes a memory device including a memory cell; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive first data from the memory cell in a first data reading; receive second data from the memory cell in a second data reading that is different from the first data reading; convert a first value that is based on the first data and the second data, to a second value in accordance with a first relationship; and convert the first value to a third value in accordance with a second relationship that is different from the first relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Tokutomi, Masanobu Shirakawa, Marie Takada, Masamichi Fujiwara, Kazumasa Yamamoto, Naoaki Kokubun, Tatsuro Hitomi, Hironori Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 9306670
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical coupling/splitting device that realizes the splitting of a down-signal and the coupling of up-signals by the same optical device, and reduces coupling losses of the up-signal. An optical coupling/splitting device in the present invention comprises an optical coupling/splitting means for coupling a plurality of up-signals in a multi-mode for output and splitting a down-signal in a single mode for output, and a two-way optical propagation means for propagating the up-signal that is output from the optical coupling/splitting means in a multi-mode for output and propagate the down-signal in a single mode to be output to the optical coupling/splitting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Kenichi Suzuki, Naoto Yoshimoto, Manabu Oguma, Toshio Watanabe, Hiroshi Takahashi, Hiromasa Tanobe, Tsutomu Kitoh
  • Publication number: 20140186040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical coupling/splitting device that realizes the splitting of a down-signal and the coupling of up-signals by the same optical device, and reduces coupling losses of the up-signal. An optical coupling/splitting device in the present invention comprises an optical coupling/splitting means for coupling a plurality of up-signals in a multi-mode for output and splitting a down-signal in a single mode for output, and a two-way optical propagation means for propagating the up-signal that is output from the optical coupling/splitting means in a multi-mode for output and propagate the down-signal in a single mode to be output to the optical coupling/splitting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Kenichi Suzuki, Naoto Yoshimoto, Manabu Oguma, Toshio Watanabe, Hiroshi Takahashi, Hiromasa Tanobe, Tsutomu Kitoh
  • Patent number: 7474460
    Abstract: An optical modulation apparatus is provided which implements a stable amplifying function by reducing the effect of reflected light rays from end faces of a bidirectional optical amplifier by imposing a numerical limitation on the relationship between the gain of the bidirectional optical amplifier and the loss of the optical modulator, or by inserting a polarization rotation section in a reflection type optical modulator including the bidirectional optical amplifier or in a multi-wavelength collective optical modulation system combining the multiple optical modulators. An optical modulation apparatus is provided which implements a stable amplifying function and cost reduction by reducing the effect of reflected light rays by interposing optical isolators at every alternate SOAs in a transmission-type optical modulation apparatus including a plurality of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) connected in a multistage fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation.
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani, Koji Akimoto, Katsumi Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 7336414
    Abstract: An optical modulation apparatus is provided which implements a stable amplifying function by reducing the effect of reflected light rays form end faces of a bidirectional optical amplifier by imposing a numerical limitation on the relationship between the gain of the bidirectional optical amplifier and the loss of the optical modulator, or by inserting a polarization rotation section in a reflection type optical modulator including the bidirectional optical amplifier or in a multi-wavelength collective optical modulation system combining the multiple optical modulators. An optical modulation apparatus is provided which implements a stable amplifying function and cost reduction by reducing the effect of reflected light rays by interposing optical isolators at every alternate SOAs in a transmission-type optical modulation apparatus including a plurality of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) connected in a multistage fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani, Koji Akimoto, Katsumi Iwatsuki
  • Publication number: 20070127113
    Abstract: An optical modulation apparatus is provided which implements a stable amplifying function by reducing the effect of reflected light rays from end faces of a bidirectional optical amplifier by imposing a numerical limitation on the relationship between the gain of the bidirectional optical amplifier and the loss of the optical modulator, or by inserting a polarization rotation section in a reflection type optical modulator including the bidirectional optical amplifier or in a multi-wavelength collective optical modulation system combining the multiple optical modulators. An optical modulation apparatus is provided which implements a stable amplifying function and cost reduction by reducing the effect of reflected light rays by interposing optical isolators at every alternate SOAs in a transmission-type optical modulation apparatus including a plurality of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) connected in a multistage fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Junichi Kani, Koji Akimoto, Katsumi Iwatsuki