Patents by Inventor Takashi Shimizu

Takashi 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: 11328929
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for substrate processing for lowering contact resistance in at least contact pads of a semiconductor device are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of substrate processing for lowering contact resistance of contact pads includes: circulating a cooling fluid in at least one channel of a pedestal; and exposing a backside of the substrate located on the pedestal to a cooling gas to cool a substrate located on the pedestal to a temperature of less than 70 degrees Celsius. In some embodiments in accordance with the present principles, the method can further include distributing a hydrogen gas or hydrogen gas combination over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yueh Sheng Ow, Junqi Wei, Wen Long Favier Shoo, Ananthkrishna Jupudi, Takashi Shimizu, Kelvin Boh, Tuck Foong Koh
  • Patent number: 11313676
    Abstract: The three-dimensional measurement apparatus includes a projecting unit configured to project patterned light onto a measurement target and an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of the measurement target onto which the patterned light is projected, with a predetermined exposure time, a calculation unit configured to calculate positions of a three-dimensional point group expressing a three-dimensional shape of the measurement target based on the feature points included in the image, and a determination unit configured to determine the exposure time such that at least one of the number of feature points and the number of three-dimensional point groups is equal to or greater than a threshold that is defined based on one of their maximum numbers, and the exposure time is shorter than an exposure time for the maximum number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Xingdou Fu, Takashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11302022
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measurement system capable of realizing high-speed processing while increasing measurement resolution are provided. The system includes: an image capture unit including a first and second image capture units that are spaced apart; a first calculation unit calculates a parallax at first feature points in the images using distance information of a three-dimensional measurement method other than a stereo camera method or information for calculating a distance, using at least one of the first and second image capture units; and a second calculation unit calculates a parallax at second feature points based on a corresponding point for the second feature point by using the stereo camera method using the first and second image capture units, and specifies a three-dimensional shape based on the parallax at the first and second feature points. The second calculation unit sets a search area based on the parallax at the first feature points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohnishi, Takashi Shimizu, Shinya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20220108779
    Abstract: A rehabilitation assistance system, a rehabilitation assistance method, and a program capable of appropriately assisting rehabilitation are provided. A rehabilitation assistance system according to an embodiment includes: a storage unit configured to store, for each rehabilitation patient, evaluation indices of evaluation items regarding the evaluation items for evaluating a level of achievement of rehabilitation training; a processing unit configured to divide a plurality of rehabilitation patients into groups in accordance with the evaluation indices; and a display unit configured to update a display that shows a state of progress of a target patient in accordance with progress information of rehabilitation training and show the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeru Fukagawa, Issei Nakashima, Hisataka Yuasa, Takuya Iwata, Takashi Shimizu, Yohei Otaka, Satoshi Hirano, Masaki Katoh, Daisuke Imoto, Shin Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20220105415
    Abstract: A training support system including an information acquisition unit configured to acquire trainee information including a symptom of a trainee, a database configured to store at least a plurality of symptoms and a plurality of training items in association with each other, an extraction unit configured to extract from the database one or more training items corresponding to the symptom of the trainee acquired by the information acquisition unit, and an output unit configured to output the one or more training items extracted from the database by the extraction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Iwata, Issei Nakashima, Hisataka Yuasa, Takeru Fukagawa, Takashi Shimizu, Yohei Otaka, Satoshi Hirano, Masaki Katoh, Yoko Inamoto, Daisuke Imoto
  • Publication number: 20220108780
    Abstract: A training support system including an information acquisition unit configured to acquire trainee information including a symptom of a trainee, a database configured to store a plurality of combinations of training experienced person information including a symptom of a training experienced person, a training performance, and a recovery status, a selection unit configured to select the training experienced person with the symptom similar to the symptom of the trainee acquired by the information acquisition unit from among a plurality of the training experienced persons, and an output unit configured to extract, from the database, at least any of the training performance and the recovery status of the training experienced person selected by the selection unit and then output at least any of the training performance and the recovery status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Hisataka Yuasa, Issei Nakashima, Takeru Fukagawa, Takuya Iwata, Takashi Shimizu, Yohei Otaka, Satoshi Hirano, Masaki Katoh, Daisuke Imoto, Shin Kitamura, Yoko Inamoto
  • Publication number: 20220105390
    Abstract: A rehabilitation assistance system, a rehabilitation assistance method, and a program capable of appropriately assisting the rehabilitation are provided. A rehabilitation assistance system according to an embodiment includes: a first acquisition unit configured to acquire first information in accordance with a level of achievement of rehabilitation training performed by a rehabilitation patient in a first training apparatus; a second acquisition unit configured to acquire second information in accordance with a level of achievement of rehabilitation training performed by the rehabilitation patient in a second training apparatus which is different from the first training apparatus; and a display unit configured to display the first information and the second information in such a way that they are arranged close to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisataka Yuasa, Issei Nakashima, Takeru Fukagawa, Takuya Iwata, Takashi Shimizu, Yohei Otaka, Satoshi Hirano, Masaki Katoh, Daisuke Imoto
  • Publication number: 20220060405
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first memory, a second memory, and a control circuit. The first memory stores a first table where entries, which indicate forwarding methods for packets, are stored at positions corresponding to hash values calculated from header information of the packets. The second memory stores a second table that is larger than the first table. The control circuit detects, when the first table is updated, a conflict state where there is conflict between storage positions of different entries in the first table. The control circuit moves entries stored in the first table to the second table in response to the detecting of the conflict state. The control circuit detects resolution of the conflict state when the second table is updated. In response to the detecting of the resolution, the control circuit moves the entries stored in the second table to the first table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Tomohiro ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20220045250
    Abstract: A wiring board includes: a glass substrate serving as a substrate, which includes a first surface, a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and a side surface; an input electrode serving an electrode, which is located close to a side of the first surface; an insulating layer disposed on the glass substrate; and a side wiring disposed so as to extend from the input electrode via the side surface to the second surface. An end of the insulating layer located close to the side is provided with a cutaway portion extending in an inward direction of the insulating layer, the input electrode is disposed in an entrance-side part of the cutaway portion, and the cutaway portion includes a bottom-side part constituting an inward area which is free of the input electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventor: Takashi SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 11233930
    Abstract: An interchangeable lens includes: a mount on which a camera body can be mounted; a communication device that performs communication with the camera body; a driven member; a controller that controls the driven member; and a storage device that stores lens data related to control of the driven member by the controller. The controller sends to the camera body via the communication device lens-side judgment data based on the lens data and a parameter relating to the driven member received from the camera body via the communication device and based on which whether the lens data is considered to be properly stored in the storage device or not can be judged at the camera body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Isono, Natsuki Shirai, Takashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11226572
    Abstract: A toner cartridge is mountable on a developing device including a developing roller. The developing device develops an electrostatic latent image formed on a photo conductor. The toner cartridge includes a housing in which toner is stored, and an auger rotatable and configured to supply the toner in the housing to the developing device. In a case where the developing device is installed on an image forming apparatus in a state in which the toner cartridge is mounted on the developing device, rotation of the auger is started before formation of the electrostatic latent image corresponding to a sheet is started, based on a signal indicating that the image forming apparatus detects the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Kazuma Hinoue, Takashi Shimizu, Takashi Yasuda, Yoshifumi Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 11221815
    Abstract: A display device includes a video input part for receiving video signals based on video input signals received by another display device, a communication controller for receiving communication data, representing any change occurring in video input signals, from another display device, a video signal determination part for determining video signals input by the video signal input part based on communication data received by the communication controller, and a video signal adjustment part for adjusting video signals based on the result of determination made by the video signal determination part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20220004139
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a casing having an opening; a developing cartridge configured to accommodate toner therein; and a drum cartridge to which the developing cartridge is attachable. The drum cartridge is attachable to the casing through the opening in a state where the developing cartridge is attached to the drum cartridge. The drum cartridge includes: a photosensitive drum; a drum frame; a charge roller; a cleaning blade configured to clean a circumferential surface of the photosensitive drum; a waste toner collecting unit having an internal space allowing waste toner removed from the circumferential surface of the photosensitive drum by the cleaning blade to be collected therein; a waste toner accumulating unit having an internal space allowing the waste toner to be accumulated therein; and a waste toner conveying unit configured to convey the waste toner from the waste toner collecting unit to the waste toner accumulating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki FURUKAWA, Takashi SHIMIZU, Shinya KUSUDA, Tomitake ARATACHI, Yasuo FUKAMACHI, Keita SHIMIZU, Kazutoshi NAKAMURA, Kouichi SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210407905
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes: a plurality of first conductive layers that each include tungsten; a plurality of insulating films that include a stacked portion and a first projecting portion projecting; a semiconductor layer extending through an inside of a stacked body; a charge storage layer arranged between the plurality of first conductive layers and the semiconductor layer; a plurality of second conductive layers that are each arranged on the first projecting portion in such a manner as to be in contact with a single first conductive layer and that include silicon containing an impurity; and a plurality of contact plugs that are each provided on a single second conductive layer in such a manner as to be in contact with the single second conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi SHIMIZU, Takashi FUKUSHIMA, Naomi FUKUMAKI, Hiroko TAHARA, Kenichi IDE
  • Patent number: 11201397
    Abstract: A circuit includes a first input and output terminals to which a current, a voltage, or an electromagnetic wave (referred to as “current or the like” below) is applied, a second input and output terminals to which the current or the like is applied, a first board including a matrix circuit which is formed by a first line and includes a 90-degree hybrid circuit and a delay line, the first line in which one end is connected to the first input and output terminals and a tip of the other end is opened, a second board including a second line in which one end is connected to the second input and output terminals, and a tip of the other end is opened, and a shielding plate including an opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takana Kaho, Doohwan Lee, Hirofumi Sasaki, Yasunori Yagi, Takashi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20210364981
    Abstract: A drum cartridge includes: a drum frame to which a developing cartridge including a storage medium having an electrical contact surface is detachably attachable; a photosensitive drum; a transfer roller; and a conveying roller. The drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one end portion of the frame in a second direction. The transfer roller is rotatable about a second axis extending in the first direction and in contact with the drum. The conveying roller is rotatable about a third axis extending in the first direction and separated from the transfer roller in the second direction. A first opening of the frame is positioned between the transfer roller and the conveying roller in the second direction. The electrical contact surface is exposed to an outside through the first opening in a case where the developing cartridge is attached to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SHIMIZU, Koji ABE
  • Publication number: 20210364980
    Abstract: A drum cartridge includes: a drum frame to which a developing cartridge including a storage medium having an electrical contact surface is detachably attachable; a photosensitive drum; a transfer roller; and a conveying roller. The drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one end portion of the frame in a second direction. The transfer roller is rotatable about a second axis extending in the first direction and in contact with the drum. The conveying roller is rotatable about a third axis extending in the first direction and separated from the transfer roller in the second direction. A first opening of the frame is positioned between the transfer roller and the conveying roller in the second direction. The electrical contact surface is exposed to an outside through the first opening in a case where the developing cartridge is attached to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SHIMIZU, Koji ABE
  • Publication number: 20210356259
    Abstract: The three-dimensional measurement apparatus includes a projecting unit configured to project patterned light onto a measurement target and an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of the measurement target onto which the patterned light is projected, with a predetermined exposure time, a calculation unit configured to calculate positions of a three-dimensional point group expressing a three-dimensional shape of the measurement target based on the feature points included in the image, and a determination unit configured to determine the exposure time such that at least one of the number of feature points and the number of three-dimensional point groups is equal to or greater than a threshold that is defined based on one of their maximum numbers, and the exposure time is shorter than an exposure time for the maximum number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Xingdou FU, Takashi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20210358157
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measurement system capable of realizing high-speed processing while increasing measurement resolution are provided. The system includes: an image capture unit including a first and second image capture units that are spaced apart; a first calculation unit calculates a parallax at first feature points in the images using distance information of a three-dimensional measurement method other than a stereo camera method or information for calculating a distance, using at least one of the first and second image capture units; and a second calculation unit calculates a parallax at second feature points based on a corresponding point for the second feature point by using the stereo camera method using the first and second image capture units, and specifies a three-dimensional shape based on the parallax at the first and second feature points. The second calculation unit sets a search area based on the parallax at the first feature points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OHNISHI, Takashi SHIMIZU, Shinya MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20210357353
    Abstract: An on-vehicle system comprises a Clock Extension Peripheral Interface (CXPI) bus and a device coupled to the CXPI bus as a slave node. The device comprises a transceiver configured to: generate a first signal by delaying an inverted signal of a transmission data signal: generate a second signal based on the transmission data signal, where the second signal has a low slew rate: selectively output the first signal or the second signal as a third signal, in response to a selector signal: and generate a clock signal in response to the third signal, where the clock signal is at a high level when the third signal is at a low level, and where the clock signal is at the low level when the third signal is at the high level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Masami Nakashima, Masuo Inui, Koji Okada, Takeo Zaitsu, Takashi Shimizu, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Tomita, Susumu Kuroda