Patents Assigned to Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 11002229
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes: a crankcase extending from a lower portion of a cylinder of an engine, the crankcase including a main body portion defining a crank chamber in which a crankshaft of the engine is accommodated, the crankcase further including a breather portion projecting upwardly from the main body portion and defining a breather chamber into which blowby gas is introduced from the crank chamber; a breather tube that introduces the blowby gas from the breather chamber into the intake passage; and a drive motor disposed rearwardly of the cylinder and mounted on a top surface of the crankcase. The breather portion has a facing surface facing an outer peripheral surface of the drive motor. The facing surface of the breather portion is shaped to conform to the outer peripheral surface of the drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Nishiyabu, Yuji Hida
  • Patent number: 11001349
    Abstract: A personal watercraft includes: a watercraft body including an internal accommodation space and a front portion provided with an opening through which the accommodation space is open upward, the watercraft body further including a baffle portion and a recessed portion, the baffle portion being spaced at least forward from a peripheral portion of the opening and projecting upward, the recessed portion being formed between the peripheral portion and the baffle portion; a hatch cover including a closing portion and an overhanging portion extending at least forward from the closing portion to cover the recessed portion and the baffle portion; a first sealing member configured to seal a gap between the peripheral portion of the opening and the hatch cover when the hatch cover is in a closed state; and a second sealing member configured to seal a gap between the overhanging portion and the baffle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazumasa Hisada, Hironori Kato, Toshio Araki, Masaaki Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20210128259
    Abstract: A rotary actuator includes: a housing including an interior space in which a vane is disposed; and a cover that is attached to the housing and covers the interior space. An annular seal groove having a triangular cross-sectional shape is formed between the housing and the cover in a manner to surround the interior space, and an outer sealing member is inserted in the seal groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki TANAKA, Tadashi ANADA, Toshiyuki HOMMA
  • Patent number: 10994412
    Abstract: A robot control device having a drive shaft driven by a servo motor including a non-excited operation type electromagnetic brake. The electromagnetic brake is configured to perform a braking operation by pressing an armature against a friction plate by an urging force of a spring when an excitation coil is not energized, and to cancel a brake operation by attracting the armature to the excitation coil side against the urging force of the spring to separate the armature from the friction plate when the excitation coil is energized. A coil current flowing through the excitation coil is obtained and the robot is controlled based on the characteristic of time change of the obtained coil current. A robot control device capable of shortening a cycle time, estimating the life of the electromagnetic brake, performing abnormality diagnosis and the like with a relatively simple configuration can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasunori Oyama
  • Patent number: 10994447
    Abstract: A seal structure is used in a mold constituted by a plurality of segments to manufacture a hollow composite material structure. In the seal structure, a seal member formed in a line shape having ends is inserted in a seal groove provided on at least one of adjacent side surfaces of the segments. A lip portion is provided at a seal upper portion of the seal member such that at least a tip end of the lip portion projects to an outside of the seal groove. When the adjacent side surfaces of the segments are coupled to each other, the seal member is crushed in a cross sectional direction by the other of the adjacent side surfaces of the segments. With this, complication of the manufacture of the composite material structure can be suppressed or avoided while realizing a satisfactory sealed state between the adjacent segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshikazu Sana
  • Publication number: 20210122500
    Abstract: A sampling method includes: obtaining topographical information about a predetermined wide area by using a first sensor on a work machine; selecting a candidate area within the wide area, the candidate area is less than an area of the wide area, and setting a movement route based on the information about the wide area, the movement route allows a distal end portion of an arm provided on the work machine to reach a preparation position without coming into contact with an obstacle, the preparation position being located above the candidate area; moving the distal end portion of the arm along the movement route to the preparation position, and obtaining topographical information about the candidate area by using a second sensor on the distal end portion of the arm; and specifying a sampling point based on the information about the candidate area and performing sampling at the specified sampling point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fuminobu SAKAMOTO, Toyotoshi KUROSE
  • Patent number: 10988150
    Abstract: A state monitoring device for use in a train set constituted by coupling cars each including a carbody and a pair of bogies arranged at both respective longitudinal direction end portions of the carbody and supporting the carbody includes: sensors provided at the respective bogies and configured to detect state information of devices provided at the bogies; wireless transmitters provided at the respective bogies and configured to wirelessly transmit sensor signals containing the detected state information; and at least one wireless receiver configured to receive the sensor signals wirelessly transmitted from the wireless transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Nishimura, Yoshi Sato, Keiichiro Kamura, Masayuki Mitsue
  • Patent number: 10988201
    Abstract: A motorcycle comprises a vehicle body frame including a head pipe part, a pair of right and left main frame parts extending rearward from the head pipe part while being inclined in a downward direction, a down frame part extending downward from the head pipe part to a location that is below the main frame parts, and a bridge frame part coupling the main frame parts to the down frame part; a fuel tank supported by the main frame parts; and a canister connected to the fuel tank via an inlet tube and configured to store therein evaporated fuel generated in the fuel tank. The canister is disposed on a first side in a vehicle width direction. In a side view, the canister is disposed in a region surrounded by the main frame part, the down frame part, and the bridge frame part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shogo Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10987742
    Abstract: A method of controlling a positioning control apparatus includes the steps of: deriving a predetermined relational expression in advance; detecting the pressing force during machining by a force sensor; calculating the sideslip amount corresponding to the pressing force detected by the force sensor, in accordance with the predetermined relational expression at any time; correcting a position command value of an arm tip of the positioning control apparatus based on the calculated sideslip amount; and machining the workpiece while moving the arm tip of the positioning control apparatus in accordance with the corrected position command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhei Horiuchi, Daisuke Kawakami, Kazunori Hara, Jun Fujimori, Hajime Kashiki
  • Publication number: 20210114227
    Abstract: A robot for transporting long and flexible food to a predetermined position, which includes: a base, a first and a second robot arm which are connected to the base, a robot hand provided to the first robot arm and configured to hold the food, an end effector provided to the second robot arm, and a control device configured to control an operation of the first robot arm and the second robot arm. The end effector is configured to support a longitudinal intermediate portion of the food in a state where the food is hung down from an end portion of the robot hand, and the control device controls the operation of the first robot arm and the second robot arm to transport the food in a state where the food is held by the robot hand and the longitudinal intermediate portion of the food is supported by the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunori HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20210114229
    Abstract: A robot system includes a robot configured to perform a work to a workpiece, and a user interface configured to remotely manipulate the robot. The robot includes a robotic arm, a robot hand attached to the robotic arm and configured to perform the work to the workpiece, and an acceleration sensor attached to the robot hand. The robot system further includes a speaker configured to output an acceleration signal from the acceleration sensor as perceptual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko HASHIMOTO, Nobuyasu SHIMOMURA, Masayuki KAMON, Hideyuki RYU
  • Patent number: 10985560
    Abstract: Each of the plurality of generators is configured so a relationship of frequency with respect to a generator active power output by each generator to the corresponding alternating-current wiring unit has a predetermined first drooping characteristic. The plurality of power conversion devices is configured to convert alternating-current power input through each alternating-current wiring unit into direct-current power, and to convert direct-current power input through the direct-current wiring unit into alternating-current power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Umezu, Kazushige Sugimoto, Soichiro Bando, Naoki Yamaguchi, Kiyoshi Kimura, Suguru Takayama, Takato Uda
  • Patent number: 10981584
    Abstract: A wheel load adjusting apparatus used in a railcar, and the railcar includes: first and second air springs arranged between a carbody and a first bogie so as to be spaced apart from each other in a car width direction; third and fourth air springs arranged between the carbody and a second bogie so as to be spaced apart from each other in the car width direction; and first to fourth automatic level controlling valves provided upstream of the first four air springs and configured to adjust heights of the four air springs to maintain constant height of the air springs, wherein when the railcar passes through a curve, the wheel load adjusting apparatus limits an air supply/air discharge operation of at least one of the four automatic level controlling valves to suppress an increase in a pressure difference between at least two of the four air springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta Yoshimatsu, Takafumi Okamoto, Takehiro Nishimura, Yoshi Sato, Keiichiro Kamura, Koichi Murata, Hirohide Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10982697
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive unit includes: a pump; a pair of supply-discharge lines; a valve block; a sealed tank; a suction line that leads hydraulic oil in the sealed tank to the pump; a connecting line that connects an air vent port of the pump to the suction line; and a gas-liquid separator that separates air and the hydraulic oil flowing through the connecting line from each other. The pump is disposed upward of the valve block and the sealed tank in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Mibu, Akihiro Kondo, Akihito Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10982761
    Abstract: A liquid-pressure driving system includes: a pump connected to an actuator through two pressure liquid passages; pressurizing mechanisms interposed on the passages and applying pressure to the operating oil returning from the actuator; a low pressure selector valve connected to parts of the passages and introducing to a cooling passage the operating liquid having lower pressure between the operating liquids flowing through the two pressure liquid passages; a restrictor mechanism interposed on the cooling passage; a cooler apparatus interposed on the cooling passage downstream of the restrictor mechanism, the cooler apparatus cooling the operating liquid flowing through the cooling passage; and a pressure liquid returning mechanism connected to parts of the two pressure liquid passages, each of the parts being at one side of the corresponding pressurizing mechanism close to the pump, the pressure liquid returning mechanism returning the cooled operating liquid to the two pressure liquid passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Mitsui, Akihiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10982692
    Abstract: Provided is a swing-back preventing apparatus capable of preventing a hydraulic actuator in a stop state from operating by undesired load. The swing-back preventing apparatus includes a housing, a piston, and a pair of biasing members. First and second spaces are formed between the piston and the housing, and the piston includes a pair of communication passages that are communicable with first and second spaces. When the piston is located at a first offset position, the first space is blocked from a first port. When the piston separates from the first offset position, the first space is connected to the first port. When the piston is located at a second offset position, the second space is blocked from a second port. When the piston separates from the second offset position, the second space is connected to the second port. When the piston is located at a position on the first offset position side of a neutral position, a first communication passage is connected to the first space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Matsuo, Hiroaki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10980605
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a slave arm, a master main body imitating the shape of an object handled by the slave arm, a manipulation receiving device configured to receive manipulation of an operator based on the position and posture of the master main body, and a control device configured to control operation of the slave arm based on the manipulation received by the manipulation receiving device so that behavior of the object corresponds to behavior of the master main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10980606
    Abstract: A remote-control manipulator system includes a manipulator configured to receive a manipulating instruction from an operator, a slave arm configured to perform a series of works comprised of a plurality of processes, a camera configured to image operation of the slave arm, a display device configured to display an image captured by the camera, a storage device configured to store information related to environment in a workspace as an environment model, and a control device. The control device is configured, while operating the slave arm manually or hybridly, to acquire circumference information that is information related to a circumference area of an area imaged by the camera based on the environment model stored in the storage device, and display on the display device so that the image captured by the camera and the circumference information are interlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Publication number: 20210107137
    Abstract: A robot control system includes a first controller, a second controller, a communication device to perform data communication between the controllers, a first robotic arm, a second robotic arm, a third robotic arm, a first tool, a second tool, and a third tool. A first controlling module receives, not via the communication device, input of first positional data that is output data from a first processor, the first processor being the preceding stage of the first controlling module. Each of a second processor, a second controlling module, a third processor, and a third controlling module receives, not via the communication device, input of the output data from the preceding stage that belongs to the first controller or the second controller to which the second processor, the second controlling module, the third processor, or the third controlling module belongs, or receives input of the output data from the preceding stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi OHIGE, Masahiro FUJIE
  • Patent number: 10974344
    Abstract: A friction stir spot joining apparatus includes a tool configured to be brought into contact with or separated from a surface of a second plate member on the opposite side to a first plate member of the first and second plate members that are overlaid on each other, a driving unit configured to rotationally drive the tool around its axis, a position adjusting unit configured to adjust a relative position between the tool and the second plate member, a control unit configured to control the driving unit and the position adjusting unit, and a breakage detection unit configured to detect breakage of the tool by controlling the control unit to dispose the tool at a contact position with the second plate member or a predetermined pushed position at one joining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoji Ohashi, Yoshitaka Muramatsu, Masahiro Miyake, Takuya Fukuda