Patents by Inventor Tomoko Fujiwara

Tomoko 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: 20210275440
    Abstract: The invention provides microbeads comprising chitosan, a magnetic nanoparticle, and an agent, and methods for using such microbeads for the local delivery of biologically active agents to an open fracture, complex wound or other site of infection or disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: ANKITA MOHAPATRA, MICHAEL A. HARRIS, BASHIR I. MORSHED, JESSICA A. JENNINGS, JOEL BUMGARDNER, TOMOKO FUJIWARA, SANJAY R. MISHRA, DAVID A. LEVINE, GREGORY MCGRAW, WARREN O. HAGGARD
  • Patent number: 11090694
    Abstract: A testing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a chamber, a probe card including probes exposed in the chamber, a stage supporting a test target object in the chamber, a moving mechanism to move the stage between a testing position where the test target object is in contact with the probes and a cleaning position where the test target object is arranged away from the probes in a horizontal direction, and an air tube introducing first dry air into the chamber through the probe card when the stage is placed at the cleaning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoko Fujiwara, Takao Sueyama, Keiko Kaneda, Michiko Tsumura
  • Patent number: 10861930
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes an n-type source/drain formed in a surface region of a p-type active region, and a gate. The semiconductor memory device also includes a withstand voltage improvement layer provided with a preset distance maintained from at least one end of the source/drain. N-type impurities are diffused in the withstand voltage improvement layer, and a withstand voltage improvement voltage is applied to the withstand voltage improvement layer to expand a depletion layer to reach the source/drain, so that the maximum withstand voltage value of a transistor is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Sueyama, Keiko Kaneda, Tomoko Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20200243560
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: 10658383
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Publication number: 20200091280
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device includes an n-type source/drain formed in a surface region of a p-type active region, and a gate. The semiconductor memory device also includes a withstand voltage improvement layer provided with a preset distance maintained from at least one end of the source/drain. N-type impurities are diffused in the withstand voltage improvement layer, and a withstand voltage improvement voltage is applied to the withstand voltage improvement layer to expand a depletion layer to reach the source/drain, so that the maximum withstand voltage value of a transistor is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao SUEYAMA, Keiko KANEDA, Tomoko FUJIWARA
  • Publication number: 20200030856
    Abstract: A testing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a chamber, a probe card including probes exposed in the chamber, a stage supporting a test target object in the chamber, a moving mechanism to move the stage between a testing position where the test target object is in contact with the probes and a cleaning position where the test target object is arranged away from the probes in a horizontal direction, and an air tube introducing first dry air into the chamber through the probe card when the stage is placed at the cleaning position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoko FUJIWARA, Takao Sueyama, Keiko Kaneda, Michiko Tsumura
  • Publication number: 20190348437
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Masaru KITO, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yosuke KOMORI, Megumi ISHIDUKI, Junya MATSUNAMI, Tomoko FUJIWARA, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryouhei KIRISAWA, Yoshimasa MIKAJIRI, Shigeto OOTA
  • Patent number: 10418378
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Publication number: 20180197878
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: 9941296
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: 9933478
    Abstract: A probe card includes a probe; and a probe card substrate which includes a first member and a second member, the first member having a first surface provided with the probe and the second member having a second surface surrounding the first surface, wherein a direction of the first surface is different from a direction of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoko Fujiwara, Takao Sueyama, Keiko Kaneda, Michiko Ego
  • Publication number: 20170148815
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Masaru KITO, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yosuke KOMORI, Megumi ISHIDUKI, Junya MATSUNAMI, Tomoko FUJIWARA, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryouhei KlRISAWA, Yoshimasa MIKAJIRI, Shigeta OOTA
  • Patent number: 9601503
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Publication number: 20160367722
    Abstract: The invention includes chitosan nanofibers having enhanced structural integrity, compositions comprising such chitosan nanofibers, and related methods of use. In a particular aspect, electrospun chitosan nanofibers can be reversibly acylated to enhance structural integrity and promote healing and the formation of tissues in a subject. In another aspect, electrospun chitosan nanofibers comprising at least a portion of the amino groups protected, such as through N-tert-butoxycarbonyl groups, demonstrate enhanced structural integrity and promote healing and the formation of tissues in a subject. The invention also includes compositions and methods for producing a modified chitosan material having anti-inflammatory and pro-healing characteristics and methods of using the modified chitosan materials in a film, a gel, a membrane, microfibers, nanofibers, nano- or micro-particles/spheres and/or sponges. In some aspects, microspheres and methods of producing microspheres comprising modified chitosan are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: JOEL D. BUMGARDNER, CHAOXI WU, HENGJIE SU, TOMOKO FUJIWARA, DANIEL G. ABEBE, KWEI-YU LIU, GREGORY MCGRAW, CARLOS LEE BUMGARDNER
  • Publication number: 20160291055
    Abstract: A probe card comprises a probe; and a probe card substrate which includes a first member and a second member, the first member having a first surface provided with the probe and the second member having a second surface surrounding the first surface, wherein a direction of the first surface is different from a direction of the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoko FUJIWARA, Takao Sueyama, Keiko Kaneda, Michiko Ego
  • Publication number: 20160190152
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki FUKUZUMI, Ryota KATSUMATA, Masaru KITO, Masaru KIDOH, Hiroyasu TANAKA, Yosuke KOMORI, Megumi ISHIDUKI, Junya MATSUNAMI, Tomoko FUJIWARA, Hideaki AOCHI, Ryouhei KlRISAWA, Yoshimasa MIKAJIRI, Shigeto OOTA
  • Patent number: 9318503
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Ryota Katsumata, Masaru Kito, Masaru Kidoh, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Hideaki Aochi, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: RE46785
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, a stacked body, a semiconductor pillar, a charge storage film, and a drive circuit. The stacked body is provided on the substrate. The stacked body includes a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films. A through-hole is made in the stacked body to align in a stacking direction. The semiconductor pillar is buried in an interior of the through-hole. The charge storage film is provided between the electrode film and the semiconductor pillar. The drive circuit supplies a potential to the electrode film. The diameter of the through-hole differs by a position in the stacking direction. The drive circuit supplies a potential to reduce a potential difference with the semiconductor pillar as a diameter of the through-hole piercing the electrode film decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Katsumata, Hideaki Aochi, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Masaru Kito, Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Masaru Kidoh, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: RE48191
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, a stacked body, a semiconductor pillar, a charge storage film, and a drive circuit. The stacked body is provided on the substrate. The stacked body includes a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films. A through-hole is made in the stacked body to align in a stacking direction. The semiconductor pillar is buried in an interior of the through-hole. The charge storage film is provided between the electrode film and the semiconductor pillar. The drive circuit supplies a potential to the electrode film. The diameter of the through-hole differs by a position in the stacking direction. The drive circuit supplies a potential to reduce a potential difference with the semiconductor pillar as a diameter of the through-hole piercing the electrode film decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Katsumata, Hideaki Aochi, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Masaru Kito, Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Masaru Kidoh, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota