Patents by Inventor Satoshi Shimizu

Satoshi Shimizu 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: 12010835
    Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers, memory opening fill structures vertically extending through the alternating stack in a memory array region, and an electrically conductive spacer extending vertically and electrically connecting a first drain-select-level electrically conductive layer to a second drain-select-level electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Zhixin Cui, Satoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 12004347
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. A plurality of arrays of memory opening fill structures is formed through the alternating stack. A plurality of dielectric plates is formed, which laterally surrounds a respective array of memory opening fill structures. Self-aligned drain-select-level isolation structures are formed between a respective neighboring pair of arrays of memory opening fill structures through gaps between neighboring pairs of the dielectric plates into a subset of layers within the alternating stack. Drain side select gate electrodes are provided from a divided subset of the spacer material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Fujimura, Satoshi Shimizu, Takumi Moriyama
  • Patent number: 11981428
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle includes a main unit having a thrust generating part for flying in air, a suction device that has a suction part and is fixed to the main unit, and a control device that controls operations of the thrust generating part and the suction device such that the suction part is configured to be suctioned to a wall surface by the operation of the suction device to allow the main unit to be attached to the wall surface, wherein a suction state detecting part that detects a suction state of the suction part, is provided, and the control device controls the operation of the thrust generating part based on a detection by the suction state detecting part in suction phase and/or departure phase of the main unit with respect to the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HISHIDA R&D Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hishida, Toshihiko Shimizu, Masahiro Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 11970644
    Abstract: Provided is a method for peeling a PSA sheet adhered on a polarizing plate. The PSA sheet has a PSA layer. The PSA layer includes a layer A forming at least one surface of the PSA layer. Of the polarizing plate, the surface to which the PSA sheet is adhered is corona-treated or plasma-treated. The peeling method includes a water-peel step in which the PSA sheet is peeled from the polarizing plate, in a state where an aqueous liquid exits at the interface between the polarizing plate and the PSA sheet at the front line of peeling the PSA sheet from the polarizing plate, with the aqueous liquid allowed to further enter the interface following the movement of the peel front line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naofumi Kosaka, Yosuke Shimizu, Satoshi Honda, Taiki Shimokuri, Shou Takarada, Masayuki Satake, Kenichi Okada, Atsushi Takashima, Ginji Mizuhara
  • Patent number: 11964533
    Abstract: In a fastener structure for a vehicle, a height adjustment spacer is interposed between first and second vehicle body frames fixed with a bolt and a nut. The nut has a first insertion hole through which a bolt is screwed, and is fixed to a surface of the first vehicle body frame. The height adjustment spacer has a second insertion hole through which the bolt is inserted, and is disposed in contact with another surface of the first vehicle body frame. The bolt is inserted through an attachment hole of the second vehicle body frame, the second insertion hole, an attachment hole of the first vehicle body frame, and the first insertion hole. On a contact surface between the height adjustment spacer and the first vehicle body frame, a protrusion and a recess are provided to surround an entirety of the second insertion hole, the second insertion hole respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Takahashi, Tsuguo Nakazawa, Satoshi Ueda, Jun Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11958633
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an artificial satellite and a control method thereof that enable to ensure quality of a captured image while suppressing battery consumption. An artificial satellite includes: an imaging device configured to perform imaging of a predetermined region on the ground; and a management unit configured to change accuracy of attitude control in accordance with a remaining battery amount at an instructed imaging time, and configured to change an imaging condition in accordance with accuracy of the attitude control. The present technology can be applied to, for example, an artificial satellite or the like that performs satellite remote sensing by formation flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Ezawa, Itaru Shimizu, Naomi Kurahara, Kazuo Ishigame, Tetsu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11940638
    Abstract: A plant growth lighting fixture includes a lighting fixture main body having a light exit surface, a light source held on the lighting fixture main body, and a reflective-type circularly polarizing film that selectively reflects circularly polarized light having a particular rotational direction. The reflective-type circularly polarizing film is releasably affixed to the light exit surface of the lighting fixture main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kuniyasu, Ryosuke Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20240085252
    Abstract: [Problem] To Provide a fabric-like sensor in which an output signal can be improved when in use and damage or fracture of a sensor element hardly occurs, and a fabric-like sensor device using it. Solution In a fabric-like sensor S having a fabric base material 1 and a line-shaped sensor element 2, at least one line-shaped cavity portion 11 is provided inside the fabric base material 1, and at least a part of the cavity portion 11 is composed of a raw fabric at least a part of the cavity portion has no elasticity in a line direction of the cavity portion 11, and further the line-shaped sensor element 2 is arranged in a state of not being substantially constrained or fixed in at least one of cavity portions in a fabric 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: TOHO KASEI CO., LTD., SHINDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken OGASAWARA, Satoshi SHIMIZU, Masaaki SASAKI, Manabu NAKAJIMA, Masahiro MURAO, Ken MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11919573
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a support member of a vehicle body, and a reinforcement member disposed along a longitudinal direction of the support member of the vehicle body to reinforce the support member of the vehicle body. The reinforcement member is a processed product formed by shaping a tubular body, and includes a flange portion that protrudes on an outer peripheral portion and that is formed in the longitudinal direction of the support member of the vehicle body. The flange portion is joined to the support member of the vehicle body at a location other than locations where the support member of the vehicle body is joined to other members different from the reinforcement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimizu, Masayuki Ishizuka, Takashi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11925121
    Abstract: Provided is a novel piezoelectric element that has a generally long linear shape and has excellent flexibility and bend resistance. The piezoelectric element includes a core wire which is a resin wire having at least one layer of metal foil helically wound therearound, an organic piezoelectric layer that coats the core wire, and a conductor layer that coats the organic piezoelectric layer. The metal foil and the conductor layer each function as an electrode having the organic piezoelectric layer interposed therebetween. The at least one layer of metal foil is helically wound around the resin wire with gaps, and the ratio of the gap to the helical pitch of the metal foil is 0.4% to 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOHO KASEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Ogasahara, Satoshi Shimizu, Susumu Kawato, Kousuke Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11922523
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to: acquire renewable power generation information from a renewable energy power generation server; acquire at least one of hydrogen power generation information from a hydrogen power generation server and fuel cell information; acquire grid power generation information from a grid power generation server; acquire electric power information from each of a plurality of consumer facilities in a predetermined area, the electric power information being regarding an amount of electric power consumed by the consumer facility; and generate proposal information including information on a type of electric power supplied to a predetermined consumer facility based on at least one of the renewable power generation information, the hydrogen power generation information, and the fuel cell information, the grid power generation information, and a plurality of pieces of the electric power information, and output the proposal information to the predetermined con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Ehara, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Satoshi Tanabe, Nanae Takada, Naohiro Seo
  • Patent number: 11914317
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum, a developing device configured to supply toner onto the photosensitive drum, a transfer device configured to transfer the toner supplied onto the photosensitive drum onto a sheet, a spraying device configured to spray a fixing liquid toward the sheet onto which the toner has been transferred, the spraying device including a housing configured to accommodate the fixing liquid and nozzles configured to spray the fixing liquid inside the housing, and a collecting device configured to collect the fixing liquid sprayed from the nozzles and did not adhere to the sheet. The collecting device includes a collection tray configured to accommodate the fixing liquid, a collection pipe connected to the collection tray and configured to allow the fixing liquid in the collection tray to pass therethrough, and a collection pump configured to send the fixing liquid in the collection pipe toward the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masataka Kamiya, Yutaka Kakigahara, Satoshi Murata, Takashi Shimizu, Koya Morimoto, Masamitsu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11890145
    Abstract: An adhesion-preventing material having a high adhesion-preventing effect has been demanded. An adhesion-preventing material including a sterilized biocompatible sponge-like laminate, wherein the sponge-like laminate comprises a sponge-like first layer and a sponge-like second layer each of which is at least partially crosslinked with a curing agent and comprises a low-endotoxin alginic acid monovalent metal salt, the alginic acid monovalent metal salt in the first layer has a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 to 2,000,000, the alginic acid monovalent metal salt in the second layer has a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 to 1,000,000, the weight average molecular weights are measured by a GPC-MALS method after a decrosslinking treatment, and the weight average molecular weight of the alginic acid monovalent metal salt in the first layer is higher than that in the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taichi Ito, Seiichi Ohta, Norihiro Kokudo, Mitsuko Isaji, Satoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11880374
    Abstract: A device to support work of searching document data for interpreting an information analysis result of analysis data obtained by analyzing a sample containing an analyte, includes: an acquisition unit to acquire first information for identifying the analyte from the analysis data; a reception unit to receive input of second information for searching data of a document for interpreting the information analysis result of the analysis data; an extraction unit to extract, based on the first and second information, terms relevant to the information analysis result, from among terms in data of documents in a database; a calculation unit to calculate, for each relevant term, relevance scores indicating a relevance degree between the relevant term and the first information, and a relevance degree between the relevant term and the second information; and a processing unit to obtain an index value of statistical likelihood from the relevance scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shinji Kanazawa, Satoshi Shimizu, Fumio Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20230364980
    Abstract: A temperature adjustment system includes: a refrigeration cycle circuit including a first compressor, a heat radiator, a first expansion valve, a chiller configured to perform heat exchange using the expanded refrigerant, and a gas-liquid separator configured to perform gas-liquid separation on the refrigerant and supply a gas phase refrigerant to the first compressor; a first cooling water circuit including an external heat radiator; a second cooling water circuit configured to heat the cooling water flowing therethrough by the heat of the refrigerant radiated by the heat radiator; a third cooling water circuit configured to cool the cooling water flowing therethrough, and adjust a temperature of a device by heat exchange with the cooling water; a first valve configured to connect or disconnect the first and the second cooling water circuits; and a second valve configured to connect or disconnect the second and the third cooling water circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Tatsunari Kawaguchi, Satoshi Ogihara, Tomohiro Maruyama, Toru Kawamata, Takashi Nakamura, Yuuki Tani, Kouji Hirono, Satoshi Shimizu, Tomohiro Maeda, Shigeyoshi Kadokura
  • Publication number: 20230345727
    Abstract: A method of forming a memory device includes forming an insulating layer and a composite sacrificial material layer having a vertical compositional change that is stepwise or gradual such that a bottommost portion and a topmost portion of the composite sacrificial material layer a different etch rate in an isotropic etchant than the middle portion, forming a memory opening, laterally recessing the composite sacrificial material layers selective to the insulating layers around the memory opening by introducing the isotropic etchant into the memory opening to form lateral recesses in the composite sacrificial material layers, forming a memory opening fill structure within the memory opening, where the memory opening fill structure includes a vertical stack of memory elements that are formed in the lateral recesses, a dielectric material liner, and a vertical semiconductor channel, and replacing the composite sacrificial material layers with electrically conductive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuyuki FUJIMURA, Satoshi SHIMIZU, Takumi MORIYAMA, Senaka KANAKAMEDALA
  • Publication number: 20230328981
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first alternating stack of first insulating layers and first electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, a memory opening vertically extending through the first alternating stack and having a tapered sidewall surface at a level of one of the first electrically conductive layers, and a memory opening fill structure located in the memory opening and comprising a vertical stack of memory elements and a vertical semiconductor channel. One of the first electrically conductive layers includes a taper-containing electrically conductive layer that is located at a level of the lateral protrusion of the memory opening and has a contoured sidewall having a tapered sidewall segment that is parallel to the tapered sidewall surface of the lateral protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Fujimura, Shunsuke Takuma, Takashi Kudo, Satoshi Shimizu, Zhixin Cui
  • Publication number: 20230328984
    Abstract: A memory device includes at least one alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers, a memory opening vertically extending through the at least one alternating stack, and a memory opening fill structure located in the memory opening and containing a vertical stack of memory elements and a vertical semiconductor channel. The memory opening fill structure includes a lateral protrusion having a tapered sidewall surface; and one of the electrically conductive layers is a taper-containing electrically conductive layer that is located at a level of the lateral protrusion of the memory opening fill structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuyuki FUJIMURA, Takashi KUDO, Shunsuke TAKUMA, Satoshi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11757783
    Abstract: When congestion occurs, the ENUM/DNS server can identify a priority packet without relaying on origin terminal information. An ENUM/DNS packet priority control system 100 includes a call control server 10 that, upon receiving a connection request from a terminal, determines whether or not the connection request is to be subjected to priority processing based on predetermined determination logic, and generates an ENUM/DNS packet that has a priority flag upon determining that the connection request is to be subjected to priority processing. The ENUM/DNS packet priority control system 100 also includes an ENUM/DNS server 20 that, upon receiving an ENUM/DNS packet that has the priority flag, determines that the packet is to be subjected to priority processing, and transmits, to the call control server 10, connection destination information that corresponds to the call destination terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Sugiki, Satoshi Shimizu, Kodai Yamamoto, Kenichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20230278649
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an undercover that covers at least from a lower part of a grille to a rear end of a front wheel of a floor undersurface of a vehicle body. The undercover includes a first slope and an opening. The first slope slopes vertically downward from a front side toward a rear side of the vehicle. The opening is disposed on a rear side of the front wheel. A space for guiding air toward the rear side of the front wheel is provided between the undercover and a drive power mechanism that is mounted on a front part of the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventor: Satoshi SHIMIZU