Patents by Inventor Yo Sato

Yo Sato 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: 20200381033
    Abstract: [Overview] [Problem to be Solved] Provided are a magnetic storage element and an electronic apparatus having a reduced writing current while retaining a magnetism retention property of a storage layer. [Solution] The magnetic storage element includes: a spin orbit layer extending in one direction; a writing line that is electrically coupled to the spin orbit layer, and allows a current to flow in an extending direction of the spin orbit layer; a tunnel junction element including a storage layer, an insulator layer, and a magnetization fixed layer that are stacked in order on the spin orbit layer; and a non-magnetic layer having a film thickness of 2 nm or less, and disposed at any stack position between the spin orbit layer and the insulator layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: NAOKI HASE, MASANORI HOSOMI, YUTAKA HIGO, HIROYUKI OHMORI, HIROYUKI UCHIDA, YO SATO
  • Patent number: 10851533
    Abstract: The toilet device includes a toilet 800 and a sanitary washing device 100 mounted on the toilet 800. The sanitary washing device 100 includes a nozzle 473, a casing 400, a toilet seat 200, a toilet lid 300, and an illuminator 700. When the user operates an operation part 500 built into the interior of the casing 400, the nozzle 473 is advanced into the bowl 801 of the toilet 800. The casing 400 includes a nozzle container 480 that can store the entire nozzle 473. The illuminator 700 irradiates sterilizing light which is light having a sterilizing action. The illuminator 700 irradiates the sterilizing light L directly on the front surface 473a of the nozzle 473 and/or the part 480c of the bottom surface part 480b positioned below the front surface 473a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinari Yaoka, Minoru Sato, Keisuke Tashiro, Satoru Matsumoto, Shogo Kanda, Yo Morotomi
  • Publication number: 20200355589
    Abstract: An automatic sample preparation apparatus that automatically prepares a sample piece from a sample includes: a focused ion beam irradiation optical system configured to irradiate a focused ion beam; an electron beam irradiation optical system configured to irradiate an electron beam from a direction different from a direction of the focused ion beam; a sample piece transfer device configured to hold and transfer the sample piece separated and extracted from the sample; a detector configured to detect secondary charged particles emitted from an irradiation object by irradiating the irradiation object with the focused ion beam and/or the electron beam; and a computer configured to recognize a position of the sample piece transfer device by image-recognition using an image data of the focused ion beam and the electron beam generated by irradiating the sample piece transfer device with the focused ion beam and the electron beam, and drive the transfer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Uemoto, Tatsuya Asahata, Makoto Sato, Yo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10783932
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic memory for storing multi-level information capable of reading while sufficiently securing a read margin. Provided is a magnetic memory including: first and second magnetic storage elements that are provided between a first wiring and a second wiring crossing each other, and are electrically connected in series; a third wiring electrically connected between the first and second magnetic storage elements; a first determination unit that determines a magnetization state of the first magnetic storage element on the basis of a current flowing to the first magnetic storage element through the third wiring; and a second determination unit that determines a magnetization state of the second magnetic storage element on the basis of a current flowing to the first and second magnetic storage elements through the first wiring, in which the determination state of the second determination unit is changed on the basis of the determination result of the first determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Higo, Masanori Hosomi, Hiroyuki Ohmori, Kazuhiro Bessho, Hiroyuki Uchida, Yo Sato, Naoki Hase
  • Publication number: 20200278281
    Abstract: A charged particle beam device (10a) includes a computer (21) which controls multiple charged particle beam irradiation optical systems, the needle (18), and a gas supply portion (17) to transfer a sample piece Q to a predetermined position of the sample piece holder P, based on at least images of a sample piece holder (P), a needle (18), and the sample piece (Q) previously acquired by multiple charged particle beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Uemoto, Tatsuya Asahata, Makoto Sato, Yo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10677697
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an automatic sample preparation apparatus includes: a charged particle beam irradiation optical system configured to perform irradiation with a charged particle beam; a sample stage configured to move with the sample placed thereon; a sample piece transfer device for holding and transferring the sample piece separated and extracted from the sample; a sample piece holder-fixing bed configured to hold a sample piece holder to which the sample piece is transferred; a gas supply portion configured to irradiate gas forming a deposition film with the charged particle beam; and a computer configured to control the charged particle beam irradiation optical system, the sample piece transfer device, and the gas supply portion to transfer and stop the sample piece held by the sample piece transfer device with a gap between the sample piece holder and the sample piece, and connect the sample piece to the sample piece holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Uemoto, Tatsuya Asahata, Makoto Sato, Yo Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20200075842
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide a ferromagnetic tunnel junction element and a method of manufacturing the ferromagnetic tunnel junction element capable of avoiding changes in the characteristics of the element and maintaining a high fabrication yield, while avoiding an increase in the area occupied by the element and an increase in the number of manufacturing steps. The ferromagnetic tunnel junction element to be provided includes: a first magnetic layer; a first insulating layer disposed on the first magnetic layer; a second magnetic layer containing a magnetic transition metal, the second magnetic layer being disposed on the first insulating layer; and a magnesium oxide film containing the magnetic transition metal, the magnesium oxide film being disposed to cover the side surfaces of the second magnetic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: HIROYUKI OHMORI, MASANORI HOSOMI, YUTAKA HIGO, HIROYUKI UCHIDA, NAOKI HASE, YO SATO
  • Publication number: 20200075143
    Abstract: A medical information management system according to an embodiment includes a storage device and a medical information management apparatus. The storage device stores therein pieces of medical information of patients acquired by an extra-order device that acquires medical information without following medical orders issued by a hospital. The medical information management apparatus is configured to obtain medical information of a patient who is to use the hospital, from among the pieces of medical information stored in the storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sayaka TAKIKAWA, Kei Yamaji, Takayuki Kojima, Yo Sasaki, Sinya Sato, Daisuke Suzuki, Mitsuo Sekine
  • Publication number: 20200058552
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic storage element, a magnetic storage device, and an electronic device which store multi-value information with a simpler structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: HIROYUKI UCHIDA, MASANORI HOSOMI, HIROYUKI OHMORI, KAZUHIRO BESSHO, YUTAKA HIGO, YO SATO, NAOKI HASE
  • Publication number: 20200020376
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic memory capable of performing stable recording while suppressing occurrence of an inversion error. Provided is a magnetic memory including a spin orbit layer in which a spin-polarized electron is generated by a current, a magnetic memory element having a laminated structure including a magnetic layer in which a magnetization direction changes according to information to be recorded and an insulating layer, and provided on the spin orbit layer, and a voltage application layer for applying a voltage to the magnetic layer via the insulating layer, in which the voltage application layer applies a voltage to the magnetic layer at a same time as the current flowing in the spin orbit layer to change magnetic anisotropy or a magnetic damping constant of the magnetic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: HIROYUKI OHMORI, MASANORI HOSOMI, YUTAKA HIGO, HIROYUKI UCHIDA, NAOKI HASE, YO SATO
  • Publication number: 20200013443
    Abstract: There is provided a magnetic memory that can suppress the increase in manufacturing costs while recording multivalued information in one memory cell (10), the memory including: first and second tunnel junction elements (100a, 100b) each having a laminated structure including a reference layer (202) with a fixed magnetization direction, a recording layer (206) with a reversible magnetization direction, and an insulating layer (204) sandwiched between the reference layer and the recording layer; a first selection transistor (300) electrically connected to first ends of the first and second tunnel junction elements; a first wire (400a) electrically connected to a second end of the first tunnel junction element; and a second wire (400b) electrically connected to a second end of the second tunnel junction element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: HIROYUKI OHMORI, MASANORI HOSOMI, YUTAKA HIGO, HIROYUKI UCHIDA, NAOKI HASE, YO SATO
  • Publication number: 20190385647
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic memory for storing multi-level information capable of reading while sufficiently securing a read margin. Provided is a magnetic memory including: first and second magnetic storage elements that are provided between a first wiring and a second wiring crossing each other, and are electrically connected in series; a third wiring electrically connected between the first and second magnetic storage elements; a first determination unit that determines a magnetization state of the first magnetic storage element on the basis of a current flowing to the first magnetic storage element through the third wiring; and a second determination unit that determines a magnetization state of the second magnetic storage element on the basis of a current flowing to the first and second magnetic storage elements through the first wiring, in which the determination state of the second determination unit is changed on the basis of the determination result of the first determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: YUTAKA HIGO, MASANORI HOSOMI, HIROYUKI OHMORI, KAZUHIRO BESSHO, HIROYUKI UCHIDA, YO SATO, NAOKI HASE
  • Publication number: 20190368181
    Abstract: According to the embodiment, a sanitary washing device, comprises a private part wash nozzle, a drive device, a casing, and an illuminator; the private part wash nozzle is tilted downward toward a front side and has a water discharge hole discharging washing water toward a private part of a user; the drive device causes the private part wash nozzle to advance and retract; the casing includes a nozzle container that can store an entirety of the private part wash nozzle in a state in which the private part wash nozzle is retracted; the illuminator irradiates sterilizing light which is light having a sterilizing action; and the illuminator irradiates the sterilizing light on at least a front surface of the private part wash nozzle and a part of a bottom surface part of the nozzle container positioned below the front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Toshinari Yaoka, Minoru Sato, Keisuke Tashiro, Satoru Matsumoto, Shogo Kanda, Yo Morotomi
  • Patent number: 10037772
    Abstract: A magnetic field-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) head is provided, which includes a recording main pole, a seed layer, and a spin torque oscillator (STO) positioned over the main pole, in this order, in a stacking direction from a leading side to a trailing side of the recording head. The STO comprises a spin polarized layer (SPL), an interlayer with fcc structure, and a field generating layer (FGL), in this order in the stacking direction. The FGL comprises a low magnetic flux density interface (LMFDI) layer with bcc structure that directly contacts the interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Susumu Okamura, Masashige Sato, Keiichi Nagasaka, Yo Sato
  • Patent number: 9990943
    Abstract: A magnetic field-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) head is provided, which includes a recording main pole and a texture control layer (TCL), a seed control layer, and a spin torque oscillator (STO) positioned over the main pole, in this order, in a stacking direction from a leading side to a trailing side of the recording head. The STO has a crystallographic preferred growth orientation and includes a spin polarized layer (SPL). The TCL may include a Cu layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Susumu Okamura, Yo Sato, Keiichi Nagasaka, Masashige Sato
  • Publication number: 20180025746
    Abstract: A magnetic field-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) head is provided, which includes a recording main pole, a seed layer, and a spin torque oscillator (STO) positioned over the main pole, in this order, in a stacking direction from a leading side to a trailing side of the recording head. The STO comprises a spin polarized layer (SPL), an interlayer with fcc structure, and a field generating layer (FGL), in this order in the stacking direction. The FGL comprises a low magnetic flux density interface (LMFDI) layer with bcc structure that directly contacts the interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Susumu Okamura, Masashige Sato, Keiichi Nagasaka, Yo Sato
  • Publication number: 20180005651
    Abstract: A magnetic write head having a spin torque oscillator with a magnetic field sensor for accurately determining magnetic field oscillation frequency. The spin torque oscillator has one or more tunnel junction (TMR) sensors formed at the side of the spin torque oscillator. The TMR sensor advantageously detects a magnetic field signal that is an additive signal of both fields from the spin polarization layer and the magnetic field generation layer, thereby providing efficient detection of magnetic field and associated oscillation frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Masashige Sato, Susumu Okamura, Yo Sato, Keiichi Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9858952
    Abstract: A magnetic write head having a spin torque oscillator with a magnetic field sensor for accurately determining magnetic field oscillation frequency. The spin torque oscillator has one or more tunnel junction (TMR) sensors formed at the side of the spin torque oscillator. The TMR sensor advantageously detects a magnetic field signal that is an additive signal of both fields from the spin polarization layer and the magnetic field generation layer, thereby providing efficient detection of magnetic field and associated oscillation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masashige Sato, Susumu Okamura, Yo Sato, Keiichi Nagasaka
  • Publication number: 20170365282
    Abstract: A magnetic field-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) head is provided, which includes a recording main pole and a texture control layer (TCL), a seed control layer, and a spin torque oscillator (STO) positioned over the main pole, in this order, in a stacking direction from a leading side to a trailing side of the recording head. The STO has a crystallographic preferred growth orientation and includes a spin polarized layer (SPL). The TCL may include a Cu layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Susumu Okamura, Yo Sato, Keiichi Nagasaka, Masashige Sato
  • Patent number: D848918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Hisada, Shigeyuki Sato, Mitsuaki Maekawa, Yo Kitamura, Isao Fujioka