Patents Assigned to Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20190054613
    Abstract: A robot including an elevating/lowering drive mechanism for elevating/lowering a robot arm having an end effector holding a substrate, and a cover unit for covering the elevating/lowering drive mechanism, wherein the elevating/lowering drive mechanism has a fixed portion having a guide rail extending in a vertical direction and an elevating/lowering portion driven to be elevated/lowered along the guide rail, wherein the robot arm has a base portion link connecting to the elevating/lowering portion and a link member connected to the base portion link, and wherein the cover unit has a fixed-side cover provided to the fixed portion and the elevating/lowering portion moves, and a guide rail cover provided to the elevating/lowering portion for covering an upper portion of the guide rail exposed when the elevating/lowering portion is lowered. A substrate conveyance robot capable of miniaturizing a substrate conveyance apparatus without inconvenience such as decline in rigidity of a robot arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi SHIBATA
  • Patent number: 10207775
    Abstract: A horizontal type cylindrical double-shell tank includes an inner shell and an outer shell. The inner shell includes an inner shell main part storing a liquefied gas and an inner shell dome protruding from the inner shell main part. The outer shell forms a vacuum space between the inner shell and the outer shell, and includes an outer shell main part surrounding the inner shell main part and an outer shell dome surrounding the inner shell dome. The inner shell dome is provided with an inner shell manhole. The outer shell dome is provided with an outer shell manhole at a position corresponding to a position of the inner shell manhole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryosuke Uraguchi, Asako Murakami, Naruyoshi Izumi, Atsushi Sano, Osamu Muragishi
  • Publication number: 20190048377
    Abstract: A method for producing a saccharified solution making it possible that while the concentration of a solid in a reactor is kept high at an initial stage of hydrolyzing a cellulose contained in a biomass with an enzyme, the biomass is earlier solubilized to be made into a slurry form. In the method, at an initial stage of mixing an aqueous solution containing a biomass pulverized in a reactor, the aqueous solution is poured into reactor, and then pulverized biomass is supplied thereinto step by step while content in reactor is stirred. A final solid concentration in reactor is set into the range of 15 to 30% both inclusive by mass. The reactor's bottom plane is made into a conical or mirror plate form. At least in upper and lower parts of the reactor's inside, plural stirring fans having a long rotation radius are located to stir content in reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi NISHINO, Noriaki IZUMI, Hironori TAJIRI, Hiromasa KUSUDA, Shoji TSUJITA, Manabu MASAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190047598
    Abstract: A bearing monitoring device of a railcar configured to monitor a bearing of a bogie supporting a carbody includes: a receiving unit configured to receive a data piece of a bearing temperature and at least one of a data piece of a load and a rotating speed of the bearing; and a diagnostic unit configured to, when a monitoring value exceeds a variable threshold, determine that an abnormality of the bearing has occurred, the monitoring value being at least one of a temperature value and a temperature increase rate, the at least one of the temperature value and the temperature increase rate being obtained from the data piece of the temperature of the bearing received by the receiving unit, wherein when at least one of a value of the data piece of the load and of the rotating speed decreases, the diagnostic unit lowers the variable threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro NISHIMURA, Yoshi SATO, Keiichiro KAMURA, Masayuki MITSUE
  • Publication number: 20190047693
    Abstract: A fuselage, a support part supporting the fuselage, a thrust generation unit including fore, aft, left, and right thrust generators, and a flight controller controlling the unit are included. The fore, aft, left, and right thrust generators are respectively positioned on first, second, third, and fourth axes respectively extending in support part fore and aft, fore and aft, left and right, and left and right directions. The generators are respectively at the support part front, back, left, and right. The generators respectively generate thrust in directions intersecting the first, second, third, and fourth axes and can change thrust magnitude and direction around them. All generators are connected to the support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriaki KATAYAMA, Kaoru KOUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190046920
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide recovery system includes: a desorption vessel configured to cause carbon dioxide to be desorbed from an absorbent; a carbon dioxide holder connected to desorption vessel via the desorption vessel and carbon dioxide recovery pipe; a pump configured to feed gas in the desorption vessel to the carbon dioxide holder via carbon dioxide recovery pipe; and at least one pressure switching device including at least one stage of hopper, an inlet valve configured to open and close the hopper's inlet port, an outlet valve configured to open and close the hopper's outlet port, an exhaust pipe connected to the hopper and configured to exhaust the hopper, an exhaust valve configured to open and close the exhaust pipe, an air supply pipe connected to the hopper and configured to supply carbon dioxide to the hopper, and an air supply valve configured to open and close the air supply pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei NISHIBE, Hidekazu IWASAKI, Katsuhiro YOSHIZAWA, Takeshi OKUMURA
  • Patent number: 10202099
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a seat having a seat cushion and a seat back, a seat back cover which covers a rear surface of the seat back, and a seat belt for restraining the occupant to the seat. The seat belt includes a belt, a tongue plate, an anchor disposed outside a seat cushion in a vehicle width direction, a buckle, and a retractor disposed substantially above the anchor for winding the belt. The seat back cover extends over the rear surface of the seat back and extends to a rear side of the retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10202151
    Abstract: A cargo carrier having a depressed loading space includes a base carrier member, and a pair of right and left side carrier members disposed on right and left sides, respectively, of the base carrier member, and fastened to the pair of right and left rear frame members, respectively, from above. The base carrier member includes a bottom wall portion forming a bottom surface of the loading space, a front wall portion protruding upward from a front end of the bottom wall portion, and a pair of right and left side wall portions protruding upward from a right end and a left end, respectively, of the bottom wall portion. The pair of right and left side wall portions of the base carrier member are removably mountable on the pair of right and left side carrier members, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Nakamura, Takashi Hisamura, Itsuo Takegami
  • Patent number: 10201873
    Abstract: A friction stir spot welding device includes a pin member, a shoulder member, a rotation driving unit, a tool driving unit, a position detector, and a controller, wherein the controller sets as reference position of the tip end surface of the pin member or shoulder member at a time point when the pin member tip end surface or shoulder member contacts an obverse surface of an object and controls the tool driving unit reducing a pressing force to the object by the pin member and pressing force to the object by the shoulder member in a next welding process, and/ or controls the rotation driving unit reducing the pin member rotational speed and shoulder member rotational speed in the next welding process, in case where a first position is the position of the tip end surface of the pin member or the shoulder member is within a first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Okada, Shintaro Fukada
  • Patent number: 10203034
    Abstract: An output control system incorporated in a vehicle including a clutch device which shifts a drive system from a no-load state to a connected state, comprises an upper limit setting section which sets an upper limit value of an output of the drive source while the output control system is performing a starting control; and a state determiner section which determines a state of the drive system while the output control system is performing a starting control, the upper limit setting section sets the upper limit value to a first upper limit value, while the state determiner section is determining that the drive system is in the no-load state, and the upper limit setting section sets the upper limit value to a second upper limit value larger than the first upper limit value, when the state determiner section determines that the connected state of the drive system is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hirokami, Shohei Terai, Seiji Azuma, Kengo Ueda
  • Publication number: 20190039707
    Abstract: A power system of a ship includes a first power storage device, a second power storage device, and a control system. The first power storage device has an energy density higher than that of the second power storage device. The second power storage device has a power density higher than that of the first power storage device. The control system is configured to: as a power generator application, prioritize discharging the first power storage device over discharging the second power storage device, such that base power is continuously supplied to an onboard electrical load connected to an onboard bus; and as a grid stabilization application, prioritize charging/discharging the second power storage device over charging/discharging the first power storage device to compensate for frequency variation or voltage variation of an onboard power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideaki EZAKI, Masato HAYASHI, Masanori HAMAMATSU, Soichiro BANDO, Kazuma TOKUYAMA, Tatsuya OHNO, Kazuya TAKEDA, Yasunori KUJIME
  • Publication number: 20190039254
    Abstract: A robot with an impact buffering member on the surface of a robot arm for alleviating the impact when the arm contacts an object; and a contact detection unit for detecting a contact between the robot arm and object. The unit has a soft porous member on the front surface side of the impact buffering member and softer than the member; a housing member including the soft porous member and formed of a flexible material; a fluid discharge pipe for discharging a fluid inside the housing member when the object makes contact so the volume of the housing member decreases; and a volume change detection portion for detecting a change in volume of the housing member by utilizing the discharged fluid. It is possible to secure sufficient safety in a cooperative work between a person and a robot or the like, even when the person contacts the robot arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki KAMON, Soichi TAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190040806
    Abstract: A method of controlling a gas engine connected to a turbocharger including a compressor and a turbine includes: performing a knocking control operation of optimizing an ignition timing as a steady operation; and in a case where a load of the gas engine increases during the steady operation, when a degree of increase in the load is relatively small, gradually increasing an actual fuel injection amount while keeping the ignition timing, and when the degree of increase in the load is relatively great, retarding the ignition timing and then gradually increasing the actual fuel injection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoaki KIZUKA, Yosuke NONAKA, Hiroyoshi ISHII, Satoru FUKAO, Shigeharu FUJIHARA, Towa HIRAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190043750
    Abstract: A robot diagnosing method detects a deviation amount caused by a lost motion and includes: a first step of preparing a robot including a robot arm having at least one joint portion, a work conveyed by the robot, and a prealigner including a processing portion configured to detect a center position of the work; and after the first to fifth steps, a sixth step of detecting the deviation amount caused by the lost motion at the one joint portion based on (i) the center position of the work based on the center position of the work detected in the second step and a command value from a robot control portion in the fourth step and (ii) the center position of the work detected in the fifth step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicants: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KAWASAKI ROBOTICS (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuya YOSHIDA, Ming ZENG, Hajime NAKAHARA, Antonio John LOZANO, Tomozaku ARITA
  • Publication number: 20190040807
    Abstract: A gas engine drive system includes: a gas engine including combustion chamber; a turbocharger including a compressor and turbine; a fuel injection system that injects fuel gas into intake air that is supplied from compressor to combustion chamber via an intake passage; a pressure detector detecting a charge air pressure; a temperature detector detecting the intake air's temperature; and controller controlling the fuel injection system. The controller: when required output decreases, determines the charge air pressure's lean limit based on target injection amount corresponding to required output that has decreased; if the charge air pressure is lower than or equal to the lean limit, decreases fuel injection amount to target injection amount; if the charge air pressure is higher than lean limit, brings fuel injection amount to zero. When the charge air pressure becomes lower than or equal to the lean limit, increases fuel injection amount to target injection amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoaki KIZUKA, Yosuke NONAKA, Hiroyoshi ISHII, Satoru FUKAO, Shigeharu FUJIHARA, Towa HIRAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190043674
    Abstract: An electric power storage apparatus comprises a first electric storage device; and a second electric storage device, the first electric storage device has an inner resistance lower than an inner resistance of the second electric storage device, and has a power density higher than a power density of the second electric storage device, and the second electric storage device has an energy density higher than an energy density of the first electric storage device, the first electric storage device and the second electric storage device are connected in parallel, and a voltage window of the first electric storage device and a voltage window of the second electric storage device at least partially overlap with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Soichiro BANDO, Masato HAYASHI, Masanori HAMAMATSU, Hideaki EZAKI, Kazuma TOKUYAMA, Tatsuya OHNO, Kazuya TAKEDA, Yasunori KUJIME
  • Patent number: 10196978
    Abstract: A power generation system having a gas turbine engine that utilizes sunlight, includes a compressor configured to compress an air which is a working medium, a solar heater configured to heat the air compressed by the compressor, utilizing sunlight as a heat source, a hydrogen combustor configured to burn the air compressed by the compressor utilizing hydrogen as a fuel, a turbine configured to output a motive power from a high-temperature gas heated by at least one of the solar heater and the hydrogen combustor, a power generator configured to be driven by the turbine, and at least one hydrogen-generating unit configured to generate hydrogen by utilizing an output of the turbine or exhaust heat from the turbine to decompose a water, and supply the hydrogen so generated to the hydrogen combustor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, B&B AGEMA GmbH
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Tanimura, Takao Sugimoto, Karsten Kusterer
  • Patent number: 10196948
    Abstract: A muffler for decreasing the amount of noise of exhaust gases from a combustion engine is fluid connected with an exhaust port of an engine cylinder through an exhaust pipe. The interior of the muffler is divided into a first expansion chamber on the most upstream side, and a second expansion chamber on a downstream side thereof. The exhaust pipe is fluid connected with the muffler so as to be present within the first expansion chamber. The muffler is furthermore provided with a cooling pipe, which extends through the first expansion chamber, and a cooling air flows through cooling pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuki Masui, Shinya Akase
  • Patent number: 10196094
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes: a pair of left and right bottom first frame and bottom second frame extending in a front-rear direction and supporting a floor plate; a bottom front frame, coupling a front end of the bottom first frame and a front end of the bottom second frame, extending linearly in a width direction and to which a first support member of a gear box for front wheels is welded; a front vertical frame coupled to the bottom front frame and extending in a top-bottom direction; and a door frame supporting a door and extending in the top-bottom direction, a fender cover provided behind a front wheel so that a front end thereof is attached to the front vertical frame and a rear end thereof is attached to the door frame, and a rear portion of the fender cover for the front wheel rising perpendicular to a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10196004
    Abstract: A display device for a saddle-type vehicle includes a display-form change operation input device, a preset switching operation input device, and a vehicle-information display device. The display-form change operation input device receives an operation for changing a display form. The preset switching operation input device receives an operation for switching a display form to a preset screen set in advance. The vehicle-information display device displays information about a saddle-type vehicle to enable a driver to recognize the information. This display device sets a display form of the vehicle-information display device in accordance with an operation for changing a display form received via the display-form change operation input device, and switches the display form of the vehicle-information display device to the preset screen if an operation for switching a display form to the preset screen is received via the preset switching operation input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomo Yamamoto, Taro Iwamoto