Patents by Inventor Shinsuke Sakakibara

Shinsuke Sakakibara 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: 10692884
    Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, drain-select-level gate electrodes located over the alternating stack, memory openings extending through the alternating stack and a respective one of the drain-select-level gate electrodes, and memory opening fill structures located in the memory openings. The memory opening fill structures can have a stepped profile to provide a smaller lateral dimension at the level of the drain-select-level gate electrodes than within the alternating stack. Each of the drain-select-level gate electrodes includes a planar portion having two sets of vertical sidewall segments, and a set of cylindrical portions vertically protruding upward from the planar portion and laterally surrounding a respective one of the memory opening fill structures. The memory opening fill structures can be formed on-pitch as a two-dimensional array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Zhixin Cui, Kiyohiko Sakakibara, Shinsuke Yada
  • Publication number: 20200098780
    Abstract: A three-dimensional memory device includes an alternating stack of insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over a substrate, drain-select-level gate electrodes located over the alternating stack, memory openings extending through the alternating stack and a respective one of the drain-select-level gate electrodes, and memory opening fill structures located in the memory openings. The memory opening fill structures can have a stepped profile to provide a smaller lateral dimension at the level of the drain-select-level gate electrodes than within the alternating stack. Each of the drain-select-level gate electrodes includes a planar portion having two sets of vertical sidewall segments, and a set of cylindrical portions vertically protruding upward from the planar portion and laterally surrounding a respective one of the memory opening fill structures. The memory opening fill structures can be formed on-pitch as a two-dimensional array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Zhixin CUI, Kiyohiko SAKAKIBARA, Shinsuke YADA
  • Publication number: 20200078959
    Abstract: A robotic gripping device includes a base part attached to a tip of a wrist of a robot; finger parts, at least one of which is movably supported on the base part so that the finger parts can move toward and away from each other; and a driving mechanism that drives the finger parts. In at least one of the finger parts, flexibility of at least a gripping surface is switchable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA, Kazutaka NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10488840
    Abstract: A production control apparatus includes a workpiece position detection unit, an ID generation unit, an ID notification unit, a data receiving unit, and a storage unit. The data receiving unit receives the unique IDs generated by the ID generation unit and the traceability data (actual production information) when the workpieces for which the unique IDs have been generated are processed, from the manufacturing machines to which the unique IDs have been notified by the ID notification unit. The storage unit records the unique IDs and the traceability data received by the data receiving unit in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Sakakibara, Hiroji Nishi
  • Publication number: 20190347698
    Abstract: In a spare part sharing system, a server includes: a storage unit that stores at least the company codes of registered enterprises and the identification information and the quantities of registered spare parts; a value calculation unit that calculates, based on at least the identification information of the registered spare parts, the values of the registered spare part; a first output unit that outputs the values calculated by the value calculation unit as the usable values of the registered enterprises to the registered enterprises; and a second output unit that outputs the spare parts that are stored in the storage unit and that are registered as shared spare parts by all the enterprises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Masaru ODA, Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA, Tamio ARAI
  • Patent number: 10381229
    Abstract: An alternating stack of insulating layers and spacer material layers is formed over a substrate. The spacer material layers are formed as, or are replaced with, electrically conductive layers. An insulating cap layer is formed over the alternating stack. After formation of memory stack structures through each layer of the alternating stack and the insulating cap layer, a line trench straddling a neighboring pair of rows of the memory stack is formed. Sidewalls of the line trench include a sidewall of each memory stack structure within the neighboring pair of rows of the memory stack structures. A drain select gate dielectric and a drain select electrode line are formed within the line trench. The drain select electrode line controls flow of electrical current through an upper portion of a vertical semiconductor channel within each memory stack structure below the drain regions to activate or deactivate the neighboring rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Shinsuke Yada, Akihisa Sai, Kiyohiko Sakakibara
  • Publication number: 20190177822
    Abstract: A hot-rolled steel sheet includes, by mass %, C: 0.030% or more and less than 0.075%, Si+Al: 0.08% to 0.40%, Mn: 0.5% to 2.0%, and Ti: 0.020% to 0.150%, and includes a microstructure having a ferrite and a martensite. The hot-rolled steel sheet includes a microstructure having, by area %, 90% to 98% of the ferrite, 2% to 10% of the martensite. 0% to 3% of a bainite, and 0% to 3% of a pearlite. In the martensite, the number proportion of martensite grains having a hardness of 10.0 GPa or more is 10% or less, and a ratio N1/N2 of the number N1 of martensite grains having a hardness of 8.0 GPa or more and less than 10.0 GPa to the number N2 of martensite grains having a hardness of less than 8.0 GPa is 0.8 to 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke MAEDA, Hiroshi SHUTO, Kazuya OOTSUKA, Akifumi SAKAKIBARA, Shinsuke KAI
  • Patent number: 10310486
    Abstract: A manufacturing data processing system includes a plurality of manufacturing apparatuses, a plurality of data processing devices for processing manufacturing data associated with the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses, a plurality of communication channels for communicating the manufacturing data between the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and the plurality of data processing devices, and a management device. The management device determines a combination of the data processing device that processes the manufacturing data associated with each of the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and the communication channel that communicates the associated manufacturing data between each of the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and the data processing device, based on the communication speed of the communication channel and the data processing capability of each of the plurality of data processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroji Nishi, Shinsuke Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 10216163
    Abstract: A manufacturing system comprises plural types of manufacturing apparatuses driven by operation programs of which language specifications differ from each other. The manufacturing system comprises a cell control apparatus which generates the operation program to be executed in the manufacturing apparatus and communication apparatuses which send the operation programs generated by the cell control apparatus to the respective manufacturing apparatuses. A language specification common to the manufacturing apparatuses of which the types differ from each other is predetermined. The cell control apparatus includes a reading part which reads a common program generated based on the common language specification and a conversion part which converts the common program into the operation programs for the respective manufacturing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroji Nishi, Shinsuke Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 9971329
    Abstract: A cell control system including a communication device for communicating with a manufacturing cell including a plurality of manufacturing machines configured to manufacture a product, an obtaining module for obtaining first manufacturing information in a manufacturing cell unit associated with the manufacture of the product, a first generation module for generating a plurality of pieces of second manufacturing information for the plurality of manufacturing machines, based on the first manufacturing information, a transmission module for transmitting the plurality of pieces of second manufacturing information to the plurality of manufacturing machines, a reception module for receiving manufacturing machine-specific, third manufacturing information corresponding to the second manufacturing information from the plurality of manufacturing machines, a second generation module for generating fourth manufacturing information in the manufacturing cell unit, based on the third manufacturing information from the plural
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Sakakibara, Hiroji Nishi
  • Publication number: 20170220017
    Abstract: A manufacturing system comprises plural types of manufacturing apparatuses driven by operation programs of which language specifications differ from each other. The manufacturing system comprises a cell control apparatus which generates the operation program to be executed in the manufacturing apparatus and communication apparatuses which send the operation programs generated by the cell control apparatus to the respective manufacturing apparatuses. A language specification common to the manufacturing apparatuses of which the types differ from each other is predetermined. The cell control apparatus includes a reading part which reads a common program generated based on the common language specification and a conversion part which converts the common program into the operation programs for the respective manufacturing apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroji NISHI, Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20170185068
    Abstract: A manufacturing data processing system includes a plurality of manufacturing apparatuses, a plurality of data processing devices for processing manufacturing data associated with the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses, a plurality of communication channels for communicating the manufacturing data between the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and the plurality of data processing devices, and a management device. The management device determines a combination of the data processing device that processes the manufacturing data associated with each of the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and the communication channel that communicates the associated manufacturing data between each of the plurality of manufacturing apparatuses and the data processing device, based on the communication speed of the communication channel and the data processing capability of each of the plurality of data processing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroji NISHI, Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20170153616
    Abstract: A production control apparatus includes a workpiece position detection unit, an ID generation unit, an ID notification unit, a data receiving unit, and a storage unit. The data receiving unit receives the unique IDs generated by the ID generation unit and the traceability data (actual production information) when the workpieces for which the unique IDs have been generated are processed, from the manufacturing machines to which the unique IDs have been notified by the ID notification unit. The storage unit records the unique IDs and the traceability data received by the data receiving unit in association with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA, Hiroji NISHI
  • Publication number: 20170031335
    Abstract: A cell control system including a communication device for communicating with a manufacturing cell including a plurality of manufacturing machines configured to manufacture a product, an obtaining module for obtaining first manufacturing information in a manufacturing cell unit associated with the manufacture of the product, a first generation module for generating a plurality of pieces of second manufacturing information for the plurality of manufacturing machines, based on the first manufacturing information, a transmission module for transmitting the plurality of pieces of second manufacturing information to the plurality of manufacturing machines, a reception module for receiving manufacturing machine-specific, third manufacturing information corresponding to the second manufacturing information from the plurality of manufacturing machines, a second generation module for generating fourth manufacturing information in the manufacturing cell unit, based on the third manufacturing information from the plural
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Sakakibara, Hiroji Nishi
  • Patent number: 8788093
    Abstract: A human-robot interactive system in which a robot and a human share an area for performing interactive work, the human-robot interactive system including a force sensor which is set at an end effector attached to a front end of the robot or which is set at the robot and, when a detected value of the force sensor exceeds a predetermined value, is configured to stop the robot or controlling operation of the robot so that a detected value of the force sensor becomes smaller, the system further including a limiter which limits a work area of said human so as to prevent contact by the human with the first robot portion of the robot that is positioned further from the human than a set position of the force sensor during operation even when the robot approaches the human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Sakakibara, Masahiro Morioka, Satoshi Adachi
  • Patent number: 8315735
    Abstract: A production system in which a human and a robot may simultaneously perform a cooperative task in the same area while ensuring human's safety. A robot is positioned at one side of a working table, and an operator is positioned at the other side of the working table. The reachable area of the operator is limited by the working table. An area of the working table is divided into an area where only the operator may perform a task, an area where only the robot may perform a task, and an area where both the operator and the robot may enter. In a cooperation mode, the maximum movement speed of a component of the robot is limited lower than when the component of the robot is outside the cooperative task area, and, the motion of the robot is limited so that the robot does not enter a robot entry-prohibited area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Ryo Nihei, Shinsuke Sakakibara, Kazunori Ban, Masahiro Morioka, Satoshi Adachi, Shouta Takizawa
  • Publication number: 20120043831
    Abstract: A human-robot interactive system wherein a robot and a human share an area for performing interactive work, characterized by being provided with a force sensor which is set at an end effector attached to a front end of the robot or which is set at the robot and stopping the robot or controlling operation of the robot so that a detected value of the force sensor becomes smaller when the detected value of the force sensor exceeds a predetermined value, by the robot including a first robot portion which is positioned further from the human than a set position of the force sensor and a second robot portion which is positioned closer to the human than the set position of the force sensor, and, furthermore, by the robot system being provided with a limiter which limits a work area of the human so as to prevent contact by the human with the first robot portion of the robot during operation even when the robot most approaches the human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA, Masahiro Morioka, Satoshi Adachi
  • Publication number: 20100191372
    Abstract: A production system in which a human and a robot may simultaneously perform a cooperative task in the same area while ensuring human's safety. A robot is positioned at one side of a working table, and an operator is positioned at the other side of the working table. The reachable area of the operator is limited by the working table. An area of the working table is divided into an area where only the operator may perform a task, an area where only the robot may perform a task, and an area where both the operator and the robot may enter. In a cooperation mode, the maximum movement speed of a component of the robot is limited lower than when the component of the robot is outside the cooperative task area, and, the motion of the robot is limited so that the robot does not enter a robot entry-prohibited area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: FANUC LTD
    Inventors: Ryo NIHEI, Shinsuke SAKAKIBARA, Kazunori BAN, Masahiro MORIOKA, Satoshi ADACHI, Shouta TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: 6553652
    Abstract: A force-controlling robot having a function of drawing a fitting part from a receiving part. A fitting part held by a robot hand is moved form an approach start position in a set approach direction under speed and force control. When the fitting part comes in contact with a receiving part and a reaction force thereof exceeds a set threshold value, the fitting part is moved under speed and force control with the set target speed and force and in the set inserting/fitting direction so as to perform fitting. If stoppage occurs before the fitting is completed, the fitting part is moved under speed and force control in the set drawing direction and with the set target drawing speed and drawing force, to draw the fitting part from the receiving part. As the drawing operation is automatically performed, restoration is automatically made without manual operation even if stoppage occurs in the fitting operation. Further, assembled parts can be automatically disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Sakakibara, Yoshihisa Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20020056181
    Abstract: A force-controlling robot having a function of drawing a fitting part from a receiving part. A fitting part held by a robot hand is moved form an approach start position in a set approach direction under speed and force control. When the fitting part comes in contact with a receiving part and a reaction force thereof exceeds a set threshold value, the fitting part is moved under speed and force control with the set target speed and force and in the set inserting/fitting direction so as to perform fitting. If stoppage occurs before the fitting is completed, the fitting part is moved under speed and force control in the set drawing direction and with the set target drawing speed and drawing force, to draw the fitting part from the receiving part. As the drawing operation is automatically performed, restoration is automatically made without manual operation even if stoppage occurs in the fitting operation. Further, assembled parts can be automatically disassembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: SHINSUKE SAKAKIBARA, YOSHIHISA FURUKAWA