Patents Assigned to Omron Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200219681
    Abstract: A switch includes a housing, a movable member reciprocable in the movement direction relative to the housing and including an operation part located at an end of the movable member outside the housing, a guide that guides the movable member in the movement direction, and a sealant sealing a gap between the movable member and the housing inside the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji KUROKI, Yuya KUDO, Kenji TAKAHAMA
  • Publication number: 20200218207
    Abstract: The present invention provides a control device that executes model predictive control related to a predetermined control target corresponding to an actual target device which is an actual target of servo control in order to cause an output of the actual target device to track a predetermined command. The control device includes: an integrator which receives input of a deviation between the predetermined command and an output of the predetermined control target; and a model predictive control unit which has a prediction model that defines a correlation between a predetermined state variable and an input to the predetermined control target in a form of a predetermined state equation, and which performs model predictive control based on the prediction model according to a predetermined evaluation function in a prediction section having a predetermined time width using the output of the integrator as an input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru EGI
  • Patent number: 10705500
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is the simplification of a task of changing a control program upon a control device which is in use. A support device comprises: a computing part computing, for each unit program which configures a control program, identification information according to the content of each of the unit programs; a first transferring part transferring the unit programs and the identification information which is associated with the unit programs to a control device; a generating part generating changed unit programs according to a change operation upon any of the unit programs which configure the control program; and a second transferring part transferring the changed unit programs to a control device which is in use on condition that identification information is present on the control device which is identical to the identification information which is associated with the unit programs which configure the control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Unno, Takashi Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10707868
    Abstract: A proximity sensor includes a transmission circuit that supplies a current to each of detection coils, a reception circuit that detects voltages generated at both ends of the coils or currents flowing in the coils due to the supply of the current for each of the coils, a control unit that senses the presence or position of a detection object using a detection result of the reception circuit, and an output unit that outputs a sensing result of the control unit. The control unit extracts a first component caused by a mounting fitting for mounting the proximity sensor on a support member and a second component caused by the detection object from the detection result of the reception circuit. The control unit compensates the second component using the first component. The control unit senses the presence or position of the detection object on the basis of the compensated second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Koizumi, Minami Wazumi, Yusuke Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10707809
    Abstract: The disclosure is provided to improve the accuracy of a ground fault position detected from a power conditioning system. A ground fault position calculation part (41) calculates a ground fault position (Pg) by using a power supply voltage of a solar cell string (11), a ground fault current (Ig), and a ground potential of an input terminal (N) measured by a power conditioning system (12). The ground fault position calculation part (41) sets a lower limit value of the power supply voltage to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Sano, Kotaro Nakamura, Kenji Kobayashi, Kohei Nakagawa, Makoto Ide
  • Patent number: 10705248
    Abstract: A sensor control device and a sensor system are provided through which it is possible to automatically detect whether mutual interference occurs for a plurality of sensor units, and it is possible to automatically set periodic light projection timings for preventing mutual interference. A sensor control device includes a light projection control part configured to instruct a light projection operation for each of a plurality of sensor units and a light projection timing setting part configured to set periodic light projection timings when each of the sensor units is periodically operated based on results of light projection control for each of the sensor units and detection results of each of the sensor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Matsushima, Koyo Ozaki, Yusuke Iida
  • Patent number: 10706331
    Abstract: A system that uses a learning module to realize execution of a predetermined task includes: a first input unit configured to receive information acquired from one or more external systems, and generate at least a portion of information to be input to the learning module; an output unit configured to acquire information output from the learning module, and generate information to be output from the system, the information output from the system being information based on which execution of a predetermined task is to be realized; and a second input unit configured to receive an input from a user so that information based on the input from the user is input to at least one of the first input unit, the learning module, and the output unit, and information output from the output unit varies based on the input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiya Shibata, Yoshihisa Minato
  • Patent number: 10704928
    Abstract: A proximity sensor and a method of changing a detection distance are provided to suppress changes in a consumption current of an oscillation circuit. The proximity sensor includes an oscillation circuit having an oscillation amplitude that changes with a feedback current, a comparing part comparing the oscillation amplitude with a threshold, a detecting part detecting a target object based on a comparison result of the comparing part, a voltage value signal generating part generating a voltage value signal based on the feedback current and the detection distance, a threshold setting part setting an analog signal converted from the voltage value signal as the threshold, a current value signal generating part generating a current value signal based on the detection distance and the voltage value signal, and a current value setting part setting an analog signal converted from the current value signal as a current value of the feedback current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Miyamoto, Ryota Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10707370
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor capable of saving a space is provided. A photoelectric sensor includes a case body with a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape that accommodates at least one of a light projecting section and a light receiving section. The case body has a front surface that has a light projecting and receiving surface that allows at least one of light from the light projecting section and light to the light receiving section to pass therethrough and a rear surface that is located on a side opposite to the front surface, and a cable that accommodates cords that are connected to at least one of the light projecting section and the light receiving section via a control section is attached to the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizusaki, Tsuyoshi Miyata, Makoto Sugimoto, Jumpei Nakamura, Tomohiro Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10706319
    Abstract: A viewpoint position-related parameter setting unit determines which approximate spherical shape to use in order to determine a viewpoint position. A viewpoint position creation unit creates a plurality of approximate spherical shapes set by the viewpoint-position-related parameter setting unit, and creates respective viewpoint positions. An optimal viewpoint position creation unit calculates a rotation angle at which the number of slave viewpoints associated with master viewpoints is substantially equal and a maximum distance between the master viewpoint and the slave viewpoint associated therewith is a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Konishi
  • Patent number: 10705503
    Abstract: A PLC system includes a displacement sensor, drives, and a PLC. When an unmeasurable condition is detected at a data obtaining position, the PLC system moves the displacement sensor back to the position at which the unmeasurable condition is detected, and again performs measurement. When an unmeasurable condition is detected again in the measurement, the PLC system SYS moves the stage to the next data obtaining position, and again performs measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sawaragi
  • Patent number: 10708117
    Abstract: A mechanism which can easily acquire a connection relationship of each device even in a multilayered network system having a plurality of protocols is provided. A network system has at least one network including a master processing unit and one or a plurality of slave processing units. Each of first, second, and third devices holds characteristic information indicating whether or not the device has a master processing unit or a slave processing unit. The first device includes a network management unit that acquires single-layer network configuration information from each master processing unit included in the network system to generate multilayer network configuration information indicating a connection relationship of each device in the network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunari Miyake, Kenichi Iwami, Yutaka Tahara
  • Patent number: 10708719
    Abstract: A provider-side metadata acquisition part acquires provider-side metadata regarding a sensing data providing terminal. The provider-side metadata includes a current position of the sensing data providing terminal. Also, the user-side metadata acquisition part acquires user-side metadata regarding sensing data using terminal. A matching part performs matching with the user-side metadata, using the current position of the sensing data providing terminal included in the provider-side metadata and the current time, and decides whether to request the sensing data providing terminal to provide the sensing data. A request part requires the sensing data providing terminal to provide the sensing data in accordance with the decision by the matching part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Misumi, Tetsuji Yamato
  • Publication number: 20200210917
    Abstract: A method for determining an intervention effect index for a person executing a task is provided and comprises: obtaining sensing information by at least one sensor coupled to the person, the sensing information includes first sensing information relating to performance in executing the task and second sensing information relating to an emotional state; determining, on the basis of said first sensing information, a performance value difference indicating a variation between performance in executing the task before and after an intervention is applied, the intervention representing an excitation affecting the person; estimating, on the basis of said second sensing information, an emotional value difference indicative of a variation between emotional states before and after the intervention is applied; determining the intervention effect index on the basis of said performance value difference and said emotional value difference, the intervention effect index representing an indication on effectiveness of the int
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyo KOTAKE, Hiroshi NAKAJIMA, Danni WANG
  • Publication number: 20200212835
    Abstract: Provided is a motor control device that can detect an abnormality of a motor at an early stage. A motor control device includes: a control unit that calculates a voltage command value based on an input current command value and controls drive of the motor by using the calculated voltage command value; a virtual motor unit that simulates the value of a current flowing through the motor, based on the voltage command value calculated by the control unit and a plurality of parameters related to specifications of the motor; and a determination unit that determines whether or not the motor is in an abnormal state by comparing the current command value input to the control unit and the current value simulated by the virtual motor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi FUKUHARA, Satoshi MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200212824
    Abstract: The power conversion device includes an inverter circuit in which one or a plurality of current limitation circuits that limit an electric current flowing in each of legs are provided and a control unit that controls, when a target voltage or a target current of the inverter circuit is outside a predetermined range, the current limitation circuits such that the electric current flowing in each of the legs is not limited and alternately performs the ON/OFF control of the two switching elements of each of the legs with a dead time in between and controls, when the target voltage or the target current is within the predetermined range, the current limitation circuits such that the electric current flowing in each of the legs is limited and alternately performs the ON/OFF control the two switching elements of each of the legs of the inverter circuit without the dead time in between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi KIRIBUCHI, Satoshi MIYAGAWA, Hitoshi FUKUHARA
  • Publication number: 20200209395
    Abstract: A sensor device measuring a distance to an object includes: a light projection unit repeatedly emitting detection light toward the object; a light reception unit receiving reflected light of the detection light and outputting a binarized light reception signal (RT); a light projection oscillation unit controlling the emission of the detection light and outputting a start signal synchronized with the emission of the detection light; a counter measurement unit starting counting of the RT when receiving the RT and the start signal, and outputting a stop signal corresponding to a feature point of the RT; a delay line measurement unit outputting a delay line output signal corresponding to the delay time of the RT near the feature point of the RT when receiving the RT and the stop signal; and a distance calculation unit calculating the distance to the object based on the delay line output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi OHNAKA, Yusuke IIDA, Ryosuke TSUZUKI, Koji IGUCHI, Osamu HARADA
  • Publication number: 20200212819
    Abstract: A main circuit power source and a control power source of a motor drive device are backed up. A first backup capacitor is inserted between a rectifier and a control power source output terminal that supplies power to a control circuit of a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taketomo HIRATA, Takao USHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200210362
    Abstract: A main control section (30) of a slave device (3) include a slave controller (31), a processor (32), and a watchdog circuit (33) which are configured as a one-chip integrated circuit. In a case where the watchdog circuit (33) has detected that a malfunction has occurred in an operation of the main control section (30), the watchdog circuit (33) resets the processor (32) while not stopping an operation of the slave controller (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Maki NISHIMURA, Megumu ASANO
  • Publication number: 20200205682
    Abstract: A pulse wave measurement device of the present invention includes a transmitter configured to emit a radio wave toward a measurement target site, a receiver configured to receive the radio wave reflected from the measurement target site, and a pulse wave detector configured to detect, based on an output of the receiver, a pulse wave signal representing a pulse wave of an artery passing through the measurement target site. The radio wave emitted from the transmitter has a bandwidth narrowed by a predetermined bandwidth index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: Omron Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Ozawa, Keisuke Saito, Keigo Kamada, Yasuhiro Kawabata