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: 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
  • Patent number: 7206510
    Abstract: A first optical fiber transmission path is used to transmit continuous-wave light for upstream signal light from the center node to each of the remote nodes, while a second optical fiber transmission path is used to transmit downstream signal light from the center node to each remote node and to transmit upstream signal light (obtained by modulating continuous-wave light) from each remote node to the center node. In this network, specific wavelength bandwidths are allocated to each remote node for the continuous-wave lights (for upstream signal lights) and the downstream signal lights, and the wavelength bandwidths for the continuous-wave lights (for upstream signal lights) and the downstream signal lights are alternately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Suzuki, Masamichi Fujiwara, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Koji Akimoto, Shingo Kawai, Jun-ichi Kani, Noboru Takachio, Katsumi Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 7127168
    Abstract: Multi-wavelength light having a frequency band equal to or greater than the FSR of an AWG is demultiplexed into individual wavelength channels, and power level deviations between wavelength channels are suppressed. An optical demultiplexer includes a wavelength-group demultiplexer that demultiplexes multi-wavelength light into wavelength groups formed from wavelength channels, and channel demultiplexers that demultiplex each wavelength group into wavelength channels light. An optical multiplexer includes channel multiplexers that multiplex modulated signal light of each wavelength channel for each wavelength group, and a wavelength-group multiplexer that multiplexes, for each wavelength group, WDM signal light output from the channel multiplexers. The FSR of the wavelength-group multiplexer/demultiplexer is set to be equal to or greater than the frequency band of the multi-wavelength light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Jun-ichi Kani, Katsuhiro Araya, Noboru Takachio, Koji Akimoto, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Masamichi Fujiwara, Hiroo Suzuki, Shingo Kawai, Katsumi Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 7106970
    Abstract: To generate light with the degree of polarization zeroed and the spread of an optical spectrum suppressed even with temporal overlapping between optical pulses each of which is polarized orthogonally to the succeeding pulse, a polarization scrambler includes an optical pulse generator that generates optical pulses with an intensity waveform repetition period T/2 and an electrical field repetition period T in which the same intensity waveform is repeated every repetition period T/2 and in which phase is inverted every repetition period T/2, and an orthogonal polarization delay unit which receives each of the optical pulses, separates the optical pulse into two optical pulses with orthogonal states of polarization, and relatively shifts the temporal position of one of the two optical pulses from that of the other optical pulse by (2n?1)T/4 (n is a natural number) to generate light in which each pulse is polarized orthogonally to a succeeding pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Noboru Takachio, Katsumi Iwatsuki
  • Patent number: 7068412
    Abstract: With respect to the relative intensity noise (RIN) for inputs to an optical modulator or the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for outputs therefrom, the optical modulator modulating coherent lights of different wavelengths obtained by slicing a spectrum of the multi-wavelength light, the shape of a spectrum of a multi-wavelength light is controlled so that predetermined RIN and SNR can be obtained in accordance with transmission system parameters (the type and distance of optical fibers, the number of repeaters), thus enabling design meeting a performance specification for a conventional transmission section using semiconductor lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Katsuhiro Araya, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Junichi Kani, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7031614
    Abstract: To generate light with the degree of polarization zeroed and the spread of an optical spectrum suppressed even with temporal overlapping between optical pulses each of which is polarized orthogonally to the succeeding pulse, a polarization scrambler includes an optical pulse generator that generates optical pulses with an intensity waveform repetition T/2 and an electrical field repetition period T in which the same intensity waveform is repeated every repetition period T/2 and in which phase is inverted every repetition period T/2, and an orthogonal polarization delay unit which receives each of the optical pulses, separates the optical pulse into two optical pulses with orthogonal states of polarization, and relatively shifts the temporal position of one of the two optical pulses from that of the other optical pulse by (2n?1)T/4 (n is a natural number) to generate light in which each pulse is polarized orthogonally to a succeeding pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masamichi Fujiwara, Mitsuhiro Teshima, Noboru Takachio, Katsumi Iwatsuki