Patents by Inventor Yohei Sawada

Yohei Sawada 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: 20220165332
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a main circuit and a peripheral circuit inputting/outputting a signal from/to the main circuit, the main circuit including: a memory cell array; a sense amplifier; a first output holding circuit holding the read data output from the sense amplifier; a second output holding circuit receiving the read data as its input output from the first output holding circuit; and a delay circuit outputting a delay signal for activating the second output holding circuit to be later than the first output holding circuit. The delay circuit includes an element applying a load capacitance to a wiring of the delay signal. A power-supply voltage being a first voltage is supplied to the memory cell array, the sense amplifier and the first output holding circuit. A power-supply voltage being a second voltage is supplied to the delay circuit, the second output holding circuit and the peripheral circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventor: Yohei SAWADA
  • Patent number: 11339881
    Abstract: Provided is a valve device in which influence of a physical impact on a valve element is further reduced. Valve device includes a valve seat disposed around an opening connected to a flow path formed in a valve body, a diaphragm for opening and closing flow path by moving between a contact position and a non-contact position with respect to the valve seat, a presser adapter that contacts a peripheral portion of the diaphragm, a casing that incorporates an actuator for actuating the diaphragm and is fixed on the valve body by being screwed into a screw hole formed in the valve body, and an adapter fixing ring that is screwed into the screw hole and thereby fixed in the valve body while pressing the presser adapter and the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari Watanabe, Kohei Shigyou, Yohei Sawada, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11326921
    Abstract: The flow rate measuring method is performed in a common gas supply system comprising a plurality of gas supply paths each having a first valve, and a gas measuring device formed downstream side of the plurality of gas supply paths, having a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and a downstream side second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Yohei Sawada, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220136255
    Abstract: Provided are a wall structure that has high strength and can stably support a wall material, and a securing member that is used in the wall structure. The wall structure includes a securing member 10 that fixes a wall material 2 to a building frame 8. The securing member 10 includes a substrate portion 15, a bulging portion 30 that bulges from the substrate portion 15 and extends in a left-right direction, a contact surface 31 that comes into contact with the rear surface of the wall material 2, and a locking portion 13 that engages the wall material 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: NICHIHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei SAWADA, Kohei HAMADA
  • Patent number: 11313756
    Abstract: An abnormality detection method performed using a flow rate control device including a restriction portion, a control valve, a first pressure sensor, a second pressure sensor, and a downstream valve, includes a step of changing the control valve and the downstream valve from an open state to a closed state, a step of measuring an upstream pressure or a downstream pressure in the closed state, and at least one step of (a) extracting an upstream pressure at a point when a difference between the upstream pressure and the downstream pressure reaches a predetermined value as an upstream convergence pressure, and extracting the downstream pressure as a downstream convergence pressure, and (b) extracting the time from a point when the control valve are changed to a closed state to a point when a difference between the upstream pressure and the downstream pressure reaches a predetermined value as a convergence time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUTIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Kaoru Hirata, Yohei Sawada, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20220028455
    Abstract: The plurality of CAM cells MC are configured to discriminate a match or mismatch between stored data stored in advance and search data. A match line is coupled to a plurality of CAM cells, and has a voltage level controlled based on discrimination results of the plurality of CAM cells. A first transistor and a second transistor are coupled in series between a common match output line and a predetermined power source. The first transistor is controlled to be turned ON or OFF based on a voltage level of the match line, and the second transistor is controlled to be turned ON or OFF by a search enabling signal asserted at the time of a search operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Yohei SAWADA, Masao MORIMOTO, Makoto YABUUCHI
  • Patent number: 11231598
    Abstract: There is provided a contact lens having a convex front surface and a concave rear surface, the front surface being divided into an optical portion, an edge joining the front and rear surfaces, a first smoothing portion arranged on an outer periphery of the optical portion, a peripheral portion arranged on an outer periphery of the first smoothing portion, and a second smoothing portion connecting the peripheral portion and the edge, the front surface having mirror image symmetry with respect to a vertical meridian as a boundary extending from an upper end of the lens to a lower end of the lens passing through a midpoint of the lens, and having mirror image symmetry also with respect to the horizontal meridian perpendicular to the vertical meridian at the lens midpoint, the peripheral portion being arranged to include the horizontal meridian, and configured of: a first peripheral portion arranged to include the horizontal meridian and having a shape so as to maximize a thickness of the contact lens on the hori
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Sawada, Takaharu Nakajima, Naoki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11137779
    Abstract: The fluid controller includes a fluid control module and an external control module. The fluid control module includes a control valve on a flow channel, a valve driver circuit that drives the control valve, a fluid meter on a flow channel, and a first processor that processes a signal output from the fluid meter. The external control module includes a second processor that processes a signal output from the first processor. The second processor outputs a valve control signal according to the signal of the fluid meter output from the first processor, the valve control signal is directly input to the valve driver circuit without through the first processor, and the valve driver circuit outputs a voltage that drives the control valve according to the valve control signal from the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirata, Katsuyuki Sugita, Yohei Sawada, Masahiko Takimoto, Kouji Nishino
  • Patent number: 10969259
    Abstract: In a method of calibrating a flow rate control device in which a flow rate is calibrated based on comparison with a flow rate measured by a flow rate reference gauge, a predetermined permissible error range is set for a plurality of flow rate settings, and the permissible error range of at least one specific flow rate setting among the plurality of flow rate settings is set to be smaller than the predetermined permissible error range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yohei Sawada, Masaaki Nagase, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10928813
    Abstract: A pressure-type flow rate control device includes a restriction part, a control valve disposed upstream of the restriction part, an upstream pressure sensor, a downstream pressure sensor, and a controller that diagnoses flow rate control by using pressure drop data on a flow passage between the control valve and the restriction part and reference pressure drop data, wherein a close command is issued to the control valve and a shutoff valve provided downstream of the downstream pressure sensor, and the controller determines whether a predetermined critical expansion condition is satisfied by using outputs of the upstream pressure sensor and the downstream pressure sensor after the control valve is closed, and diagnoses flow rate control by using the pressure drop data acquired during a period in which the predetermined critical expansion condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Kaoru Hirata, Yohei Sawada, Katsuyuki Sugita, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10895484
    Abstract: A gas supply system capable of flow measurement includes a flow controller that controls the flow rate of a flowing gas, a first shutoff valve provided downstream of the flow controller, a second shutoff valve provided in a first flow passage communicating with the downstream side of the first shutoff valve, a second flow passage that branches from the first flow passage, a third shutoff valve provided in the second flow passage, a pressure sensing device that detects a pressure in a flow passage controlled by the first, second, and third shutoff valves, a temperature sensing device that detects a temperature in the flow passage controlled by the first, second, and third shutoff valves, a volume measuring tank connected downstream of the third shutoff valve and having a known volume, and an arithmetic and control unit that obtains a passage volume controlled by the first, second, and third shutoff valves by applying Boyle's law to open and closed states of the third shutoff valve and calculates the flow rate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yohei Sawada, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kouji Nishino, Masaaki Nagase
  • Patent number: 10876870
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a gas supply unit having a first gas flow channel. A second gas flow channel of a flow rate measurement system is connected to the first gas flow channel. The flow rate measurement system further includes a third gas flow channel connected to the second gas flow channel, and a pressure sensor and a temperature sensor that measure a pressure and a temperature, respectively, in the third gas flow channel. In a method, a flow rate of a gas output from a flow rate controller of the gas supply unit is calculated using a build-up method. The flow rate of a gas is calculated without using the total volume of the first gas flow channel and the second gas flow channel and temperatures in the first gas flow channel and the second gas flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Risako Miyoshi, Norihiko Amikura, Kazuyuki Miura, Masaaki Nagase, Satoru Yamashita, Yohei Sawada, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20200370664
    Abstract: Provided is a valve device in which influence of a physical impact on a valve element is further reduced. Valve device includes a valve seat disposed around an opening connected to a flow path formed in a valve body, a diaphragm for opening and closing flow path by moving between a contact position and a non-contact position with respect to the valve seat, a presser adapter that contacts a peripheral portion of the diaphragm, a casing that incorporates an actuator for actuating the diaphragm and is fixed on the valve body by being screwed into a screw hole formed in the valve body, and an adapter fixing ring that is screwed into the screw hole and thereby fixed in the valve body while pressing the presser adapter and the diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari WATANABE, Kohei SHIGYOU, Yohei SAWADA, Tomohiro NAKATA, Tsutomu SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20200232873
    Abstract: An abnormality detection method performed using a flow rate control device including a restriction portion, a control valve, a first pressure sensor, a second pressure sensor, and a downstream valve, includes a step of changing the control valve and the downstream valve from an open state to a closed state, a step of measuring an upstream pressure or a downstream pressure in the closed state, and at least one step of (a) extracting an upstream pressure at a point when a difference between the upstream pressure and the downstream pressure reaches a predetermined value as an upstream convergence pressure, and extracting the downstream pressure as a downstream convergence pressure, and (b) extracting the time from a point when the control valve are changed to a closed state to a point when a difference between the upstream pressure and the downstream pressure reaches a predetermined value as a convergence time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Kaoru HIRATA, Yohei SAWADA, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10706917
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor memory device having a low power consumption write assist circuit. The semiconductor memory device includes multiple word lines, multiple bit line pairs, multiple memory cells, multiple auxiliary line pairs, a write driver circuit, a write assist circuit, and a select circuit. The memory cells are coupled to the word lines and the bit line pairs in such a manner that one memory cell is coupled to one word line and one bit line pair. The auxiliary line pairs run parallel to the bit line pairs in such a manner that one auxiliary line pair runs parallel to one bit line pair. The select circuit couples, to the write driver circuit, one bit line pair selected from the bit line pairs in accordance with a select signal, and couples, to the write assist circuit, an associated auxiliary line pair running parallel to the selected bit line pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Nii, Yuichiro Ishii, Yohei Sawada, Makoto Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 10665430
    Abstract: A gas supply system includes: a first flow channel connecting a first gas source and a chamber; a second flow channel connecting a second gas source and the first flow channel; a control valve, provided in the second flow channel, configured to control a flow rate of the second gas; an orifice provided downstream of the control valve and at a terminus of the second flow channel; a switching valve, provided at a connection point between the first flow channel and the terminus of the second flow channel, configured to control a supply timing of the second gas; an exhaust mechanism, connected to a flow channel between the control valve and the orifice in the second flow channel, configured to exhaust the second gas; and a controller configured to bring the control valve, the switching valve and the exhaust mechanism into operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Sawachi, Norihiko Amikura, Kouji Nishino, Yohei Sawada, Yoshiharu Kishida
  • Publication number: 20200159257
    Abstract: A fluid control system (1) comprises: a first valve (21) provided downstream of a flow rate controller (10), a flow rate measuring device (30) provided downstream of the first valve (21) and having a second valve (22), an open/close detector (26) provided to the second valve (22), and a controller (25) for controlling an open/close operation of the first valve (21) and the second valve (22), and the controller (25) controls the open/close operation of the first valve (21) in response to a signal output from the open/close detector (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Satoru YAMASHITA, Yohei SAWADA, Masaaki NAGASE, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10648572
    Abstract: A valve with a built-in orifice includes a base section having a housing recess and first and second flow passages; a valve seat body; an inner disc; a valve element; and an orifice body, wherein the housing recess has a wide-diameter section and a narrow-diameter section, the first flow passage is connected to a space between a wall surface of the narrow-diameter section and the orifice body to communicate with a valve chamber, and the second flow passage communicates with the valve chamber through a through hole of the orifice body and a through hole of the valve seat body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yohei Sawada, Kaoru Hirata, Masaaki Nagase, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10629264
    Abstract: A content addressable memory includes a plurality of TCAM cells which configure one entry, a first word line coupled to the TCAM cells, a second word line coupled to the TCAM cells and a match line coupled to the TCAM cells and further includes a valid cell which stores a valid bit which indicates validity or invalidity of the entry, a bit line coupled to the valid line and a selection circuit which is coupled to the first word line and the second word line and sets the valid cell to a selected state in accordance with a situation where the first word line or the second word line is set to the selected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Sawada, Makoto Yabuuchi, Masao Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200011720
    Abstract: The flow rate measuring method is performed in a common gas supply system comprising a plurality of gas supply paths each having a first valve, and a gas measuring device formed downstream side of the plurality of gas supply paths, having a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and a downstream side second valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki NAGASE, Yohei SAWADA, Kouji NISHINO, Nobukazu IKEDA